Lighting tips

My Birthday is coming up in a little more than a week. And so I thought it was a time for me to create a self-portrait to mark the changing of another year gone by. While at it, here is a run down on the lighting set up for those of your who are interested

This was shot on my D700 Nikon Camera at ISO 160

Shutter speed 160th, aperture 3.2 on my 50mm 1.4 lens

I set up the camera on a tripod in my kitchen with a 5 second delay, positioned an umbrella camera right with a speed light bouncing off the umbrella, another speedlight positioned to bounce off the ceiling very near the camera to fill in a little extra shadows, and hand-held a silver reflector low and camera left to bounce a little extra light underneath my face. I sat down on a stool and took the shot. I like it! Hope you do too! You can see the lighting set up here.

About Seth Jacobson Photography

Portrait, Wedding photographer. Living in Rhode Island. A bit Obsessive about photography!!!

Posted on January 15, 2011, in educational and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Autofocus? I like the depth of field. I want one of those lenses.

  2. you are about to open a school of photography—let’s do that–Let’s open a Rhode Island School of Photographic Arts……

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