Mario Einstein| Creating photographs for my friend and ex-coursemate from college.

So I'm a physicist by certification. But it's not something I say often because I quite disliked the course, maybe even hated it. I quite disliked it because it wasn't something I wanted to do. Originally, I wanted to be a tech guy, providing IT solutions, and Computer science was the course for me. How I ended up studying Physics is an entire story on its own.

I struggled with Physics so I hated it. But as much as I hated the course, some people loved it with every fiber of their being. Mario was one of such people. I don't know why he likes Physics so much. While I struggled with the jargons of the course, equations were like food to him. Omo! in 300 level, Quantum mechanics almost took my life. Thank God I survived sha.

It's been four years since we graduated from college. I'm now a photographer, and Mario is a software developer. He temporarily relocated to Portharcourt to help his mum settle, after she was transferred here. We linked up, and while we reminisced about school days, I created these photos for him;


We had mad fun while creating these photos. We talked about difficult courses we had to deal with, and difficult lecturers too. We talked about old friends and how each one was doing currently. At the end of the day, we had a really nice time.

The photos I created also serves his brand. The tee shirt he's wearing is his company's branded tee; "Kite financial". While he's still in love with physics, he's now delving into the fintech space. Kite financial is a crypto wallet developed by him, it has amazing features and you should check it out. It is available on Google play store and Apple App Store.

I created the photos with a 3-light setup. The key light placed camera left, then the fill light camera right, then the hair light from the top. This is my go-to lighting setup for studio portraits except I'm seeking to create something different. This lighting setup gives me a good blend of subject and background extraction; I don't know if that makes sense.

Well, what do you think about the portraits?

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