Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A portrait of frustration

Taking a self-portrait by myself tonight proved to be the longest, most frustrating shoot of the year.  You have to set everything up essentially blind, guess on the focusing, pose, hit the remote, run around to the back of the camera, look at it, adjust lights, adjust settings, rinse, repeat, ad nauseum.  I finally got the lighting close to where I wanted, although I could have used a separation light on the background, but no matter what I did, I couldn't get rid of the reflection in my glasses.  So, I gave up and just made faces at the camera.

Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f1.4
50mm - ISO 100
1/200s- f/2.5

Canon 580EXII
1/16 power, 105mm zoom
8' to left and above subject, shot through diffusion panel 

Nikon SB900
1/16 power, 17mm zoom
2' to right of subject, bounced off of white wall 

1 comment:

  1. This weeks DPS challenge was a self-portrait. I thought about it, but chickened out. Nice work. Good images of frustration!