Self Portraits: Self in Motion

These images were taken with my Sony A68 and 50mm prime lens at a slower shutter speed of 1/2 second, f/3.5, ISO 320 with TTL flash (Godox V1-S) set up as explained in an earlier post. Images are straight out of camera/no edits were made. I sure had fun twirling around for these. Lol

Self Portrait Superimposed Plus BTS

Behind The Scenes: I take my self portaits indoors where I really need to use my flash, but flash both on and off the camera without a modifier like a softbox produces very harsh and unflattering shadows. I don’t have a modifier to use to soften my flash, but I recently figured out how to effectively use my reflector to accomplish a similar effect.

As you can see, I position the reflector at a 45 degree angle to the camera and then turn the flash head (with the flash being on-camera) into the reflector. This way when the flash fires the light into the reflector, the light then bounces out and disperses diffusely over the subject, providing a much softer and more even light than pointing the flash head directly at the subject.

Self Portrait

Self portraits interest me. I wish I was 25 years younger so I could create better looking ones but I still like doing them. They don’t seem to be extremely popular. Would you ever do self-portraits? (different than a selfie.)

Pixel 3a XL/PicsArt

Flight into Self Portraits

I shoot nature. I also shoot people (with my camera), but here I post nature, mostly. At the start of the new year I have decided to take on something completely different than what I have been doing for the last ten years:

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self-portraits. Scary, daunting, and nerve-racking to say the least. I hope you’ll follow along and watch me learn.

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This self portrait was shot with my Sony A68. SS 1/3sec, f/7.1, ISO400.

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