Serious Maicha

Going Traditional

Maicha is a Newari word, which means a young girl.

Saisha was gifted this beautiful traditional Newari costume by her maternal grandmother’s friend, back in May. She wore this costume for her daycare’s United Nation’s day celebration. However, we took advantage of the long Thanksgiving weekend to take Saisha’s pictures in this attire.

She was not very cooperative nor excited for this shoot, as she had other agendas in mind, like taking a bath or going out. None the less, we were successful in getting few shots.

Serious Maicha | Picture 1
Serious Maicha | Picture 2

Why so serious?

Traditional Newari dress

Playing with a teapot

While sitting with her mother.

Serious Maicha | Picture 3
Serious Maicha | Picture 4

Same as above, but slightly different pose

Strobist Information

Sagun Khatri: the strobist diagram


  • Camera: Nikon D700
  • Lens: Nikon 50mm 1.8g
  • Flashes: Adorama StreakLight 360
  • Accessories: LumoPro C-Stand, Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod, Westcott Apollo Orb

Camera Settings

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200th
  • Aperture: f 7.1
  • ISO: 200