Day #58

Day #58Title: Ghost In The Machine
Location: At home
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkIII / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Extras: Tripod / CamRanger
Notes: My mum says I live on my computer. What she doesn’t realise is that sometimes I feel like I’m actually trapped in my computer! This is an image conceived as part of my Creative Photography course homework. Having drawn a mind map about me, one of the key facts which emerged (which was no surprise) is that I’m a computer geek. Once the germ of the idea was born, we were then asked to sketch out the main aspects of the image we wanted to produce. It was actually quite difficult to execute the initial shot – me with my nose pressed against some glass. I used a cupboard door in my study but that meant having my back to the window and all I got was a bad silhouette. So I also used a couple of flashes placed each side, bounced off the ceiling to balance the exposure on me, with the blown-out curtains behind. Once that was done I set the image as the desktop background for my laptop and re-photographed it in the studio (using natural light from a window). I think I got pretty close to my initial vision, so I’m quite pleased with the final result. It also fits the current 52 Weeks theme – Windows, albeit in a slightly left-field way!
Today’s PAD: Day #2250

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