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Gangsta Style

I once claimed to be a natural light photographer only--which meant nothing more than I was scared to death of strobes and lighting. After much reading/studying, a few Christmas presents, and a lot of trial and error, I still don’t know what the heck I am doing but I got this shot that I would have never attempted before. Now before you get in line (with my wife) to pick out a good asylum for me, I did this selfie shot for a black and white project 52 that I am working on this year. I don’t normally walk around the house dressed like a 1930’s gangster.

 

Strobist info:

YN565 @1/16 power with a Gary Fong power grid camera left pointed at my face and a YN565 in ETTL mode with a -1 1/3 stop flash exposure compensation firing through a 24" softbox camera right and behind me to create the rim lighting

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Taken on January 6, 2013