Photo Project: Shoot Yourself
Yes, that’s me in the photo. It’s a self-portrait I shot as part of a self-portrait project on Epic Edits Weblog. Nope, it’s not a particularly glamorous photo – what do you expect for a shot that took only a couple of minutes to prepare? It’s just a simple mirror shot with a blown-out background.
For Strobists out there, I pointed a 430EX on full power straight at me from behind. All that gorgeous fill comes from the white wall in front of me. The reason I nuked the strobe – I wanted to get that high key look without using a real background. I almost got a completely white background, but I had to complete the effect with curves, adjustment layers, and layer masks in Photoshop.
Anyway, If you want to join the self-portrait project, the basic rules (if I got them right) are these:
- post a self-portrait
- include your camera in the photo
- make sure your image is larger than 120 x 120 pixels
- submit your post before the 8th of January 2008
edit 2007.12.14 – The first 8 project entries have been posted. You can see them below, and yes, I’m one of them. Enjoy!
• Luis • 14 December 2007 •