I got the idea some time ago to do a "mental patient" style picture, and figured it would be a good opportunity to do a self-portrait.

Strobist info: SB-24 about a meter in front of me down at an angle, snooted; Nissin Di866 camera left on low power going through a cardboard box onto some metal pipes; SB-25 on floor on really low power tightly snooted and green-gelled to give a hint of green on the face (though in the end I don't know how much that showed compared to what I did in post).

For some "making of"-shots, check out the blog: http://digitalian.blogspot.com/2011/05/self-portrait.html

3 comments so far...

marco_vdw May 27, 2011, 10:49 PM
Good portrait.
Took some time to set up,I guess, but the result is worthwhile.
mramshaw May 27, 2011, 11:08 PM
Pretty good, but now every time you go for a job interview ...

The angle, the shading, and your eyes especially seem very good to me.

Jacob "Jacke" Åberg June 13, 2011, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the comments! Yeah it took a while to plan and set up, but once I knew where all the lights went everything went a lot smoother when it came to the shooting. It got surprisingly warm in that outfit, so I was glad to have it over asap!

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