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'Lost the way'



Do you find yourself lost in life at times? When you feel like you are an observer of life, existing but not living and you don't even know where to begin ...
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Do you find yourself lost in life at times? When you feel like you are an observer of life, existing but not living and you don't even know where to begin again
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jlappen PRO
 
jlappen October 09, 2016
Magnificent photo
akapov
akapov October 10, 2016
Thank you very much:)
tiffanyalbertbrown PRO+
 
tiffanyalbertbrown October 09, 2016
Absolutely Amazing! Makes me wonder what's on your mind that hurts so much!
akapov
akapov October 10, 2016
Thank you Tiffany, that means a lot. I use photography as an outlet sometimes to try and express the constant journey one goes through and as part of that journey we all come to crossroads/points in life where the route ahead isnt always clear and we have a choice to try and embrace that fact and have the guts to keep striving forward towards that goal we have at the back of our minds.
sujatasetia PRO+
 
sujatasetia October 09, 2016
incredible image
akapov
akapov October 10, 2016
Thank you:)
Lupis
 
Lupis October 09, 2016
Awesome self portrait ! Congratulations !
akapov
akapov October 10, 2016
Thank you Lupis, much appreciated:)
vsidles PRO+
 
vsidles October 10, 2016
Excellent shot! Love the lighting, love the facial expression, love the editing! Vicki
Jmackin8
 
Jmackin8 January 15, 2017
This photo really struck some emotions in me. Beautiful picture.
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash
 
Mursadur_Rahman_Akash March 27, 2017
Fantastic work
joshuajameskent
 
joshuajameskent April 30, 2017
Very intense love it
Rafaphoto PRO
 
Rafaphoto June 24, 2018
Awesome

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this shot in my house in Sweden
Time
At home on a late afternoon
Lighting
Tried to put a very specific light from a softbox on my face and upper torso and then use settings to make that part stand out.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 6d with a 100mm 2,8 Macro lens mounted on a tripod
Inspiration
I wanted to experiment a bit more about light and how to isolate the subject (in this case myself) better. I had also gone through a very tough couple of years and you learn a lot coming out from it so I tried to put a bit of personal emotion to it as well in regards to how life can feel sometimes.
Editing
Nothing major, just the basic stuff and also bringing out more contrast and some details as well as isolating the subject a bit more through light and darken center in Nik software tools.
In my camera bag
For now I only carry around a Canon 6d with a 35mm Sigma 1.4 Art Series lens as well as the amazing Canon 100mm Macro 2,8 lens.
Feedback
Creative selfies is all about experimenting I´d say, both in regards to light but also when it comes to location and expression. For me its very important to try and transmit an emotion or a feeling when you have people in the picture and even more so when it is yourself. You know yourself very well, embrace it and showcase all that you are.

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