I’ve been really busy working almost non-stop, I haven’t had the chance to do a self-portrait series in such a long time.
Although I still had a lot of work to do, I just couldn’t sit at my desk any longer… when it’s been this long, I get really frustrated that I’m not doing stuff, and taking lots of photographs, even though I’m flat-out busy, it’s a different kind of thing and when I don’t give that side of me some time, I get easily frustrated and fed up.
But the minute I give my ‘arty self’ some time, I’m bouncing around and feeling great, PLUS I’m even MORE productive, if that’s imaginable…
About this Photo Series
So unlike my usual self-portraits these were all taken inside. It’s been really cold and yesterday it was overcast and gloomy most of the day, so I wanted to see if I could find a nice location inside to use and stay warm at the same time!
Here is the whole set I picked to be published. Further down (below the photos) I’ve listed what lighting equipment I used, what equipment (camera etc) and what processing I did!
I hope you enjoy this set – each of the photographs I picked are quite different for me, but I think they turned out really well. What do you think?
It’s always nerve-racking doing new stuff, but I definitely wanted to push myself with new poses and also indoor light etc!
Let me know what you think – just leave a comment below or email me!
A Girl’s Time-Out
Equipment for this Photo Series
OK – there you have it, that’s all the portraits from this series!
Now for the good stuff… (I know, you love knowing what I use )
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L (seriously amazing quality. I’m always surprised when I use it after sometime)
Lighting: day light from the windows (2)
Shutter Speed: 1/30 or 1/40
Processing for this Photo Series
I’m using Lightroom 4 now – which is great, although not SO different to Lightroom 3 if I’m really honest.
I processed all the photographs (except the black and white one) with SoftAfternoon Glow Lightroom Preset (the “Sunshine” version which is in the Deluxe pack)
Every time I use Soft Afternoon Glow for indoor photography I’m always surprised at how well it processes them – particularly as I didn’t develop it for indoor photography!
Yup that’s it – not a lot of tools really, but I haven’t invested in lighting equipment, so I make do with what I’ve got, which just adds to the challenge. Yippie!
Let me know what you think of this series – I hope you enjoyed it!
- Olivia Bell