Me Myself and I

Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 13 October 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Ugh! I cannot believe I actually posted this...I should have taken it down and done something different. The more I look at it the more I think it's just too ummm...contrived. But oh well what is done is done.

Yes, that is me. Finally a self portrait that I am willing to post. Some of you may have already seen this since I posted it as my "about me" photo almost 2 weeks ago.

I do not like having my picture taken. I really don't. So you can imagine how difficult it was for me to finally get a self portrait I am satisfied with. It is pretty hard to judge everything for a self portrait. My cable release was too short, I didn't have the right connector to connect my pocket wizards for triggering the camera and flash, only the flashes (another gadget to add to the ever growing list). Setting up the lighting so that it hits you the way you want it to is difficult at best, particularly the hair light. But after several frustrating tries I think I achieved satisfactory lighting under the circumstances. And then of course there is the pose...ugh! That was by far the worst part of it since I couldnt "preview" the pose in the viewfinder, and I am not comfortable posing. Of course my hair was not quite so mussed when I started this thing. Most came out pretty bad and goofy and were immediately deleted before they could get into the wrong hands, namely my kids, who would likely use the failed images as a way to blackmail me. I am not totally happy with the pose but all things considered I'm ok with this one. I hope you like it.

NIKON D200 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 100 42 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/250 second
ISO 100
42 mm