24-70mm, 43mm,1/40 at f/3.5, ISO 100 + one TD5 Spiderlite, bare 24×32″ softbox.
Wanted to do something fashiony, and having no models at 3am last night I had to volunteer.
Photographing yourself is a nightmare. I see all these amazing self-portraits on Flickr and have no idea how these people do it.
To get in the right position, I turned on live view and held a small mirror behind the camera. Then, I switched back to camera view and used a shutter release to take the shot. Getting focus on the right spot was ridiculously hard. I pressed the shutter release button half-way to get focus, but I couldn’t tell what the camera was focusing on. I have about 90 shots that focused on my nose and not the lollipop :P Ahh well, maybe it’s just a matter of patience and practice.
The original pict wasn’t very special and pretty flat because I was lazy and only used one light & didn’t put any make up on :P so I added a pink fill layer in PS and some gradient lens flares across the photo.