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Monday, November 14, 2011

Self Portrait

Today's shot for the "Photo a Day" project is called Self Portrait

Exif Data
Camera: Canon 5D mkII
Aperture: f/5.0
Exposure: 1/200
Focal Length: 50mm
Multiple Flashes: Fired off camera (E-TTL Ratio 1:5.6)
ISO: 100
Flash Cord
Flash Umbrella
Wired Shutter Release
Post processing included conversion from RAW, cropped, and healing tool

The setup used for this shot:


  1. That's pretty good man. I like the lighting.

    I was trying this too this weekend. Was trying to find some way of making a "full on sun in the face" shot work. Failed for like 3 hours. But I learned allot :)

  2. Thanks for your comment Aaron. I have added a quick diagram of the setup for this shot to the post. At first I was trying out just using the one key light (camera left with umbrella) but found that those shots lacked a bit of depth and definition on the left side of my face, so I added the rim/hair lighting flash in the back (camera right). The fun part in all of this was trying to get the focus spot exactly where I wanted it, while being in front of the camera and using a wired remote!


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