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Hugh777
 
Hugh777 July 07, 2015
Wow What a Shot, Can it be bettered? The lighting, the eyes, the Non expression??? Totally Cool. Top, Top Shot.
munecito
munecito July 07, 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. The only thing I am not 100% happy about is that it is a bit front focused but I had the camera on a tripod and couldn't look at myself.
JudySariego
 
JudySariego October 18, 2015
Doesn't matter! Awesome photo. And if you don't mind me saying so, VERY good looking! Great shot!
munecito
munecito October 18, 2015
Thank you. You are making me blush now
Chiaroscurist
 
Chiaroscurist February 05, 2019
A rather introspective auto portrait...
munecito
munecito February 06, 2019
Thanks. It was a very intense stage in life. That's for sure
Stefnie PRO+
 
Stefnie July 05, 2019
Stunning photo. Love the light and shade.
munecito
munecito July 05, 2019
Thank you. It was all natural light from a big window at my old place
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photograph in the living room of my old house. I was sitting with the computer and happened to receive a video call so I saw what the light was doing.
Time
It was mid morning in a hot summer day. At about 10:30am
Lighting
The living room had two opposing great big windows that let the sun light come in throughout the whole day. After 9am during summer the sun would go slightly above the windows and just over the verandah's roof. But the brightness was still quite intense. The other window also let some light enter but not as much at that time as the vegetation would absorb most of the really bright light.
Equipment
I used my then new 5d mk3 with a cheap canon 50mm f/1.8 which is one of my favourite lenses ever. The OOF area may not be as soft as the 1.4, the sigma art or the canon 1.2 but for just over $100 it is a great lens. The camera was set on a tripod and I prefocussed and shot using the 10sec shutter timer. It took quite a few frames until I was happy with the expression. It is extremely difficult to capture the focussed area when shooting wide open without looking through the viewfinder or the screen.
Inspiration
When I received the video call I mentioned I saw that the light was very interesting and decided to capture it while I had the chance. My gear was in the living room as I was downloading some photos from a job so I just flowed with it.
Editing
I cropped the image and added some contrast. Of course there is a B n W conversion applied as I thought it suited better the image. I darkened the shadows just a smidge to get rid of the light that was spilling on the wall behind me.
In my camera bag
These days I shoot with sony equipment. I carry two bodies, a 16-35mm a 55mm an 85mm and a 70-200mm all e mount native lenses. I have other bibs and bobs that are on constant rotation in my bag, including speedlights, bare bulb flashes, nd and circular polarising filters and other manual focus lenses or canon lenses adapted with a metabones adaptor.
Feedback
Remember your inverse square law and that a big light source will make for a softer light. Don't fear the exposure indicator in the camera because a photo like this will always make the meter think that you are under exposing. If you can use an app or other aid to keep an eye on exposure and focus. These days with follow focus it should be easier to achieve something like this. The most important thing is. Don't forget to have fun.

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