When I first began my Picture a Week project, one of my ideas was that the picture would tell a story, be complete in itself, etc. I did not intend to fully document the details of the picture, equipment or technique. Of course, I can hardly help doing just that!
From time to time I like to take on the challenge of making a self portrait and this week’s PAW is my latest effort. It represents quite a bit of effort. First, I wanted a self portrait that showed me doing something and not just a head shot. So, what do I do? You see me at one of my major activities. I decided to use the computer screens as the light source; this both to provide a different look and also to minimize my cleanup efforts. A piece of black art board was placed behind the laptop to further hide my junk. My Canon 7D with 15-85mm lens was placed on a tripod to be triggered by the Yongnuo RF-602 wireless remote. A little rearranging, a few trial shots to set exposure and the rest was up to the model.