The Eye



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yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
 
yvonnechristinebannister October 16, 2016
Wow Jacc, what a masterpiece and thank you for sharing how you captured this amazing shot, speechless well done. I shall enjoy looking at your talented photographs in your gallery, Yvonne
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BrunoHeeb October 16, 2016
unique shot

Behind The Lens

Location
I remember this photo was taken at my home.
Time
It was around middle of the day. I remember i was shooting with my 105mm nikon lens different objects in which I could reflect myself shooting.
Lighting
I wanted this image to be a bit different from the usual reflection pictures. I wanted to reflect my silhoutte with a "taking a photo" posture. So I had to consider fast shutter speed to avoid blurness on the moving eye and a good ISO to capture the Iris without noise. For the silhoutte I decided to place a Nikon flash behind me, that was reflecting on a white wall. With the use of the camera flash I was able to trigger the flash behind me. I tried many shutter speeds till I got exactly what I was looking for.
Equipment
I used a Nikon 300D, 105 mm nikon lens, Manfrotto carbon tripod, SB610 nikon flash
Inspiration
What inspired me was the beautiful green gray eyes that my wife has, shiny and full of live.
Editing
I used Capture NX2 and Silver Efex Pro. The first software is to do the basic things (cleaning the image, light, contrast,cropping, etc) and to transform from Raw to JPG, the second software was to convert it into B&W.
In my camera bag
I upgraded last year my equipment into a: Nikon D800 with a 28-300mm lens and a SB 910 flash with a gray Fong Lightsphere. That's the equipment I carry around when I'm traveling.
Feedback
Try to visualize the picture you want to see as a final result and work towards it. I advice to try and shoot, try and shoot till you are satisfied with the result. Learn to know your camera and make use of natural and flash lights.

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