Saturday, July 7, 2012

Self portrait

After a long time I am writing a blog so feeling like a stranger on my own blog :) ...Today morning while I was going through my LinkedIn profile I thought I should have my profile picture here..... however, I have been always thinking about it but never gave a serious thought. First of all I am shy to publish my photo on the web and second, I always wanted to take a self portrait for which I never took special efforts. Now being alone at home and having plenty of time in hand it was perfect opportunity to take a self portrait to have a profile photo.

So here is the photo.....to be honest I am pleased with the result.....the reason is .....taking a self photo is not at all easy, more over I have added 2 external flashes in the setting which made it more difficult to take photo and check the results after every shot. After almost 85 shots this one came near to my expectation.....now I am proud owner of my profile picture

f5.6 @50 mm
ISO 200
Key light (left) : power 1/4 @ 4 ft with 60 inc umbrella
Fill light (right) : power 1/16 bare flash without modifier
Post production: added little contrast and vignetting in PS camera RAW