Portrait Photography at The Alchemist Nairobi – Lintei Turasha

Portrait Photography at The Alchemist Nairobi.

Westlands has beautiful locations and The Alchemist is one of them. We explored the place with Turasha and two other prolific creators. Job Githaka is a drone pilot. Yes, it’s a thing now and he captures great drone footage. Then Sam Mutembei joined the gang later on in the evening to assist in the shoot. Sam is a good architectural photographer and his ideas were dynamic. I used Nikon d750 with a Nikon 50mm f1.8 to shoot this series and the camera gave us amazing results. I have shared a few photos from the shoot.

Model: Lintei Turasha

Locations: The Alchemist

Photography: MSIMU

Portrait Photography at The Alchemist Nairobi



Portrait Photography tips 

  • Aperture: It’s advisable to set a wide aperture (around f/1.8-f/2.8) to capture a shallow depth of field, so the background behind your subject is nicely blurred, making them stand out better.
  • Shutter speed: It’s important to factor in the focal length of your lens when setting the shutter speed to avoid shakes. And as a general photography rule, make sure your shutter speed is higher than your effective focal length. For example, when you are shooting at 200mm, be sure your shutter speed is above 1/200th a second.
  • Lens choice: Pick a prime lens e.g 50mm, 35mm and 85mm
  • Creative composition: Composition is everything when it comes to portrait photography. (I will share more tips and expand on the ones that I have mentioned in a separate article)

Nikon d750 Specs 

The D750 captures dazzling images with great quality, and it also comes with cinematic video capabilities and pro-inspired handling offerings. The camera features a nimble design with a tilting Vari-angle LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity.

  • Sensor: 24.3 MP FX
  • Sensor Size: 35.9 x 24mm
  • Resolution: 6016 x 4016
  • DX Resolution: 3936 x 2624
  • Native ISO Sensitivity: 100-12,800
  • Boost Low ISO Sensitivity: 50
  • Boost High ISO Sensitivity: 25,600-51,200
  • Processor: EXPEED 4
  • Metering System: 3D Color Matrix Meter III with highlight weighted metering
  • Dust Reduction: Yes
  • Weather Sealing/Protection: Yes
  • Body Build: Rear and Top Magnesium Alloy Covers
  • White Balance: New White Balance System with up to 6 presets
  • Shutter: Up to 1/4000 and 30 sec exposure
  • Shutter Durability: 150,000 cycles, self-diagnostic shutter
  • Storage: 2x SD slots
  • Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
  • Speed: 6.5 FPS
  • Exposure Meter: 91,000 pixel RGB sensor
  • Built-in Flash: Yes, with Commander Mode, full CLS compatibility
  • Autofocus System: Advanced Multi-CAM 3500FX II with Group Area AF
  • AF Detection: Up to f/8 with 9 focus points (5 in the center, 2 on the left and right)
  • LCD Screen: tilting 3.2 inch LCD with 1,229K dots
  • Movie Modes: Full 1080p HD @ 60 fps max
  • Movie Exposure Control: Full
  • In-Camera HDR Capability: Yes
  • Battery Type: EN-EL15
  • Battery Life: 1230 shots
  • USB Standard: 3.0
  • Weight: 750g
  • Dimensions: 141 x 113 x 78 mm (5.55 x 4.45 x 3.07″)


Portrait Photography at The Alchemist Nairobi

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