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SELF-PORTRAIT HOW-TO: In honor of Valentine's Day I decided to add a little extra love to this week's selfie. I used my son's red window crayon and drew a nice big heart on my stomach, then put on some festive clothes. For lighting I used the door off to the left of the photo and placed a silver reflector on the right side of the photo to reflect light back onto the darkest part of my body. The faint highlight on my back is a result of this reflection and was otherwise black. I focused the camera on an object on the floor where I would be sitting. I set my telephoto lens to auto-focus and when it was ready, switched it back to manual to lock in my focal point. For this shot I was zoomed all the way in to get a nice blur in the background. I sat on the floor with my hip and butt behind me. This gave the illusion that the camera was higher than it actually was, which was about 6 feet off the ground. I kept my posture nice and tall to prevent any skin creases or unwanted shadows. in Photoshop I simply darkened the edges of the photo to being more emphasis to the middle of the scene. My ISO was set to 300, aperture f/4.5, with a shutter speed of 1/80.
WEEK 23 MONTH 6 | FEBRUARY 14TH - FEBRUARY 20TH