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Jun 30, 2013 23:06 |  #1

I was looking for some frame at a local Goodwill store and found this lamp instead.
My attempt on multiple light setup and a self portrait at 2 a.m.

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Jun 30, 2013 23:11 |  #2

I like it! Very cool shot, the mixed lighting really works here.


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Jul 01, 2013 09:05 |  #3

When I have a hard time sleeping I just get up and grab a snack and go watch tv but you sir, have inspired me to make better use of my time. Love the way you balanced the light here! Thanks for sharing.




  
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Jul 01, 2013 13:24 |  #4

great shot




  
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Jul 01, 2013 15:16 |  #5

tonebag wrote in post #16080429 (external link)
When I have a hard time sleeping I just get up and grab a snack and go watch tv but you sir, have inspired me to make better use of my time. Love the way you balanced the light here! Thanks for sharing.

Yep, I would be 30 pounds lighter if I did this instead.
Nice self portrait


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Jul 01, 2013 15:59 |  #6

Cool shot! love the lighting and color contras




  
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Jul 01, 2013 19:13 |  #7

thank you very much guys. lighting setup info at Flickr. hope it helps :)
my first idea was holding a glass w/liquor +ice but I'm a non-alcoholic, at 2am the camera is the closest prop i can get :)


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Jul 01, 2013 19:27 |  #8

i like it! I'm always partial to creative uses of mixed lighting.

I wonder if minimizing the image to just yourself, your camera with the wallpaper would have been enough - having the lamp outside of the frame.... just for minimization sake. Just a thought.

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Jul 01, 2013 19:36 |  #9

funny thing is, that was one of the things that ran through my mind when setting up.
but for some reason, I want the 'source' (different lights- see Flickr strobist info) of the CTO rim light. Making the viewer think "that's where the orange came from"


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Jul 01, 2013 20:00 |  #10

darksike wrote in post #16082167 (external link)
funny thing is, that was one of the things that ran through my mind when setting up.
but for some reason, I want the 'source' (different lights- see Flickr strobist info) of the CTO rim light. Making the viewer think "that's where the orange came from"

a favorite cross lighting setup of mine is blue-side/front and orange-side/rear. I've seen it used several times for photo and video. The light source is never revealed, but the look is always pleasing. But hey, props are meant to tell a story just as much. It certainly works here :)


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Jul 01, 2013 20:50 |  #11
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I dig the milky color look, as if all the blacks are taken out of the picture or lightened.


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