I had every intention of getting up at the crack of dawn today and going for an extensive photo walk. But it is raining and muddy and yucky and I holed up indoors instead to play with flash photography and and my brand new $15 remote shutter release.
The remote shutter make it at least possible for the first time for me to get a well-focused photo of myself. I played around with some gels on the flash and ambient light through the windows, adjusting the blinds to various degrees. I also shot through a diffuser – sometimes two diffusers – and various distances. In this case the diffuser was about 5 feet from me and the flash at the same level as my head and well off to the left. The windows that provided the ambient light were to the right and at the same angle as the flash.
The shadows are a bit sharp but I think fits the general color and mood well. It looks like it was shot late at night but it was actually between 9 and 10 AM. All in all it was a fun hour, if a narcissistic one, and I learned a lot about strobe lighting. There’s a smear of glare on my lens that I could do without, but otherwise I’m fairly pleased.
And it’s in focus.
Self Saturday by Anthony Bopp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.