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Mrs. Cash's Other Son, Michael
Posted By: Mike Cash, 10-09-2007, 06:34 AM

Self-portrait done in my truck using tripod, self-timer, and two off-camera flashes. It took me a half hour and about a dozen experiments before I got a couple of shots I felt I could work with.

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Vivitar 2000 on overhead shelf, aimed camera right and bounced off a sheet of white paper hanging from the ceiling.

Vivitar 2500 at 1/16 power wedged in the corner of the door frame to my right, aimed upward and diffused through 2mm of polyethylene packing foam
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10-09-2007, 07:30 AM   #2
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Well, he's certainly better looking than mike. ;-) Nice catch.

I gotta start playing with that strobist stuff. I got the GI triggers about a month ago but I haven't done anything with them other than confirm that they work.
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Nice shot Mike. You've balanced the light nicely. You might consider burning in the light area above your left eye (maybe 20-30%) to de-emphasize the shadow from the bridge of your nose.
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I think it's a great shot! Self portraits are very hard to do, and I think this one has a great mood to it. Love the B&W conversion.

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Very good. I like it.

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I really like the mood of the photo .Well done , Sir !
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I think you got it just right Mike. Nice shot. I have not even tried to do a self portrait yet, to intimidating for me!

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