Last night I still had my lights set up from some previous shooting and decided to take some self-portraits. I figure when I don’t have anything else to shoot, I might as well volunteer to be my own subject. I like trying to cement in my head some of the differences in ways I can light the same scene and see how it changes the mood.

As with many photographers, I’m never really a fan of seeing myself in front of the camera, but if I am going to ask others to do it, I gotta do it too!

Canon 5D Mark II. Lighting: AB1600 camera right shot into collapsed reflected umbrella; AB800 on axis high & behind camera for fill. Processed in Lightroom for increased contrast, color & saturation.