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Richard
02-29-2012, 03:45 AM
Time for another profile picture update...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6792476958_4018fe1de9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rich-image/6792476958/)

I always struggle with sportraits, mostly because I don't like having my photo taken, and also they always seem harder to do then photographing someone else.

I did this with the camera tethered to lightroom, and then used a 2 sec delayed shutter (I didn't want a remote in my hands.)

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The room space was very tight, meaning I couldn't get much distance between me and the background.This made it quite challenging trying to stop light spilling out from the soft box and flooding the background. I imagine a grid would be useful in these situations.

edG
02-29-2012, 05:57 AM
I really like how you lit this one Richard, very punchy light and some drama all at once - well made!!

Iguanasan
02-29-2012, 07:16 AM
Very nicely done, Richard. I really like the "punchy light", as Ed calls it. Though I'm not a fan of the blown highlight on your forehead if you don't mind me saying. I also like that you are using the Yongnuo flashes with such excellent results. It encourages me to make more use of mine.

Marko
02-29-2012, 09:10 AM
I 100% that self portraits are harder than regular ones.

Nice and punchy for sure Richard and thanks as always for sharing the lighting recipe - it's so useful to others.

AcadieLibre
02-29-2012, 03:16 PM
Very well done and great lighting idea.

vyeko
03-01-2012, 11:35 AM
Really like high contrast here.Thanks for sharing light setup.

asnow
03-01-2012, 06:07 PM
Well done Richard. Appreciate that you include the lighting setup.

aubintbay
03-01-2012, 06:54 PM
Very nicely done! Great lighting to be sure!

Richard
03-03-2012, 05:08 AM
Thanks all


Very nicely done, Richard. I really like the "punchy light", as Ed calls it. Though I'm not a fan of the blown highlight on your forehead if you don't mind me saying. I also like that you are using the Yongnuo flashes with such excellent results. It encourages me to make more use of mine.

The blown out area is an annoyance... I'm a big fan of the Yongnuo flashes, If I'm not shooting with ETTL (which is most of the time) then I'll normally stick a Yongnuo on a light stand before I get out a canon. (The audio ready signal is very useful, and because they are cheaper I don't mind putting them in more volatile locations).

I'm interested in Canons new line up which they announced yesterday, their wireless flash system looks very tasty, but a bit to expensive.

Runmonty
03-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Very nicely done! Great lighting to be sure!

Agree- a nice strong self portrait