Self portrait – these are hard to do! Focus on this, stand in front of that. Make sure I’m in the right position in the frame. I’m too stubborn to ask the wife to take the picture. No, that means it wouldn’t be a _self_ portrait,. I had to do it myself. I’m just lucky I managed to stand on one of the thirds.
I recently acquired the Alienbee ABR800 ring flash. The experienced can tell by the halo shadow around my image. The background is just the wall. There looks to be a spot of dust on the left near my head. Hopefully it isn’t on the sensor. Vignetting is 100% natural. No Photoshop here!
I’m not a big fan of "fixing up" photos. I believe in taking it right the first time. I guess I would rather be out shooting rather than in front of a computer manipulating pictures. That’s not to say I won’t use Photoshop. It’s just I try to avoid it.
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