So, I got a new lens for my birthday (thank you to all who emailed and messaged to wish me happy birthday. If you want to give me a 'free' gift, please recommend me to your friends, share my blog or share my Facebook page www.facebook.com/chloeisherwoodphotography as that would be most ace of you.). Martin kindly bought me a 50mm f1.4 Canon lens. Yum yum. Unfortunately, due to various reasons, I had no-one to test it on! D':
So, needing to get a self-portrait done at some point (whilst they're lovely, I feel a little pretentious using old modelling shots as my portrait images), I volunteered myself late one evening. \o/
Here's how it went!
I got the camera, complete with new lens set up on my new tripod (another birthday gift, thanks Adam), set the aperture to f/1.4 (because I can :D ) focussed roughly where I thought I would be and set my camera on a timer.
That didn't work.
with such a shallow depth of field, of course I wasn't going to end up in the correct place. even despite the 20th or so attempts... O_o
So instead, I kept the same settings and then pushed the button manually.
Naturally I looked away at the last minute because I'm just so very shy. ;)
So that one was under a tungsten bulb and with the tungsten white balance setting giving it that lovely cold/blue look. Which I like. Makes me look a bit elfy.
And then next I popped up one of my lights for a bit of a sharp shadow/lighting effect.
And got this....
Well there they are then. Took a lot of trial and error to get just these two. Didn't really like the rest. Too blurry, not well-framed, wrong angle of nose, too much cowbell, etc.
Will refrain from talking a lot about myself now and leave...
... resisting.... usual... egotistical... comments... erk...
... struggling... with... self...
But I am pretty fabulous though.