“Isolation”. This was a selfie project. Thankfully I do not have Covid-19. This was to depict the emotions of those that do. The feelings of isolation. Having to look through a window to the outside world, yet not being able to go out. This was shot with





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b5m75f2q2x November 28, 2021
Great capture. Like a scene out of a dark film.
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Behind The Lens

This was taken in my kitchen. There’s was a piece of plexiglass between the camera and myself to give a sense of me looking out of a window.
This was done in probably the middle of the afternoon. Covid lockdown tended to cause a loss of time comprehension haha.
I used a shutter speed of 1/500 to kill off a lot of that ambient. The picture makes it look brighter than it actually was outside. The light source for this shot was an AD200 with the AD-S7 modifier. It's essentially an 18-19" octabox. I used this with a grid to help control light spill onto the plexiglass.
Fuji X-T3 and Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 on a tripod. Lighting was from a Flashpoint AD200, inside an 18” gridded softbox.
Isolation. It’s one mentality when you want to stay at home. It’s completely different when told to stay at home. You feel like a prisoner in your own home. Having plenty of time sitting around, doing nothing gives you a lot of time to think. Take that time to be inspired and make the most of it.
Just a little color grading to give it a bit darker, grittier feel.
In my camera bag
It really depends on the day. Most days I’ll pack my Fuji GFX 50R with the 50mm f/3.5 and 80mm f/1.7. That gives me a standard and portrait focal length to work with.
Shoot and create what you find inspiring. Don’t do it for likes on social media, do it because you enjoy it. Practice. Practice. Practice.

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