andrew_patterson wrote in post #11973826
Very nice shot, love the first one, the colour version is great too but the B&W is really dramatic and just full of awesome.
My only critique would be to have a little more..... Ahh who am I kidding, this is perfect, Great work!
Intolight23 wrote in post #11973671
If a picture should tell a story, this one is telling a novel.
Simple yet dramatic. You need nothing more. Good photo.
Thanks for the kind words everyone! Feels good to nail a shot for once :-p I posted SEVERAL edits here: https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php?t=1009590 put I posted the B+W one, and the original for comparison in this section because I felt the B+W was the best. There are sepia+other edits in that thread.
Got some PM's asking me how I did this. I set up my tripod with the 17-55 2.8IS lens, and the 580EXII mounted on it. Set the 580 to -2 power, and pulled out the bounce card, and pointed the flash at a 45 degree angle. I then had to look through the camera, and focus/compose the shot based on one of my hands. To do this, I stood behind the tripod and reached around to the front of the camera to focus/compose. Once I fired a few test shots, and figured out where to put my hands (without looking through the lens), I attached a remote cable, and chalked up my hands (for effect), and set the shutter to a 10 second delay. I set the camera on manual focus, and to f/11 with 200 iso. This was so the flash would only light up my hands, but not have enough power to light up the rest of the room.
Once I hit the remote, I shut off the one light I had on in the room, stuck my hands in front of the camera, and voila. It took about 15 tries of this to get my hands in the right spot -- I couldn't look through the camera because I had to stand so close to the tripod to reach my arms around, and get my hands in the right spot, AND I had all the lights off, so there was some guess work involved.