The war reenactment project by Zia Vey
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There's always something interesting about history. Whether is about discovering traditions or capturing details that catch your eye and make you wonder about the story behind these traditions.
These ideas were the key foundation for my war reenactment photography project. With the help of the “Military Tradition” Association (a Romanian military reenactment group), I started organizing photo shoots with its members in military uniforms dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. So far, the project incorporates portraits of men wearing uniforms from the Mountain Troops Battalion (World War I), Pedestrian Gendarmes during the Independence War (1877) and the Marine Infantry Regiment (1934).
Regarding the lighting setup, I used as the main light a Cononmk I6T EX 600W strobe with a 150 cm softbox umbrella (I feathered the main light to get a wrap around light); and as a fill light a Cononmk K4T 400W strobe with a 105 cm softbox umbrella, triggered with the Cononmk ABC trigger. The lighting ratio was 1/8. I shot the portraits with a Nikon D800E and 50 mm Sigma ART.
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