My First Self-Portrait (B&W)

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by Firestorm_westy, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. Hi all,

    The wife and kids are away this week and as the weather is sooo awful, I thought I would try my luck with some lighting.

    This is a single SB-800, into a brolly.

    Oh, and I only had one 'model' - ME!

    Very rare to get into a shot myself, but I thought I would share this one.

    I really welcome your thoughts... Is the crop too tight? Is the pp too much? Is it just plain awful?



  2. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    Paul I love what you did. - good job. what the heck is a brolly?
  3. hmm a brolly? interesting - I have a brolly - I use it to make black n tans (mmmm beer)

    but I think in his meaning is an umbrella :)
  4. Sen:
    Brolly-Umbrella (darn Texans, need educating on everything--Remember Gary P Nunn's song with Jerry Jeff?)

    I like the shot--lighting and shadows are brooding and mysterious while the eyes say "I'm friendly"!

    How did you get the focus so spot on?
  5. Seneca


    Dec 4, 2006
    :biggrin: We are one of a kind. But ya know ya'll love us Texans!
  6. Have to agree there--as far as you are concerned, for sure :645:

    Darn: now I have that song stuck in my head " I want to go home with the armadillo. . .":Whistle:
  7. Thanks! The focus was pretty lucky - I set an Aperture of f8 to give me some DOF, point the camera in the general direct of where I was sitting, and used the remote release...

    I was so suprised with how many 'keepers' I got!

  8. Thank you - A brolly is an Umbrella (in the UK anyhow!)

    Can't believe how much the B&W conversion bought out my freckles... Oh well, can't win them all!


  9. Thanks--I should try that--my wife is scared to touch my camera!
  10. Mine too - I would prefer her to model though to be honest!
  11. scooptdoo

    scooptdoo Guest

    IMHO This shot strait up would be more powerful.the shadowing i mean lighting is very nice.
  12. Thanks
  13. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    Great self portrait. I have never had the courage to "shoot myself". Maybe someday.
  14. paul...
    love this one
    you did a great job