The Self Portrait


Date August 25, 2015

There are occasions when I want to test out new gear, lighting techniques, “I wonder how this would look,” etc., and I don’t have a model nearby. Must be time for a self portrait.

Enter stage right, the Nikon ML-L3 wireless control. This handy little piece of gear allows me to mount any one of my Nikon cameras on a tripod and then place myself in the frame.

Granted, this does have some drawbacks, as I’m more or less estimating where I’m going to show up in relation to the focal point, and I have to review each shot before being able to adjust the lighting levels. But, it also adds a bit of that old school charm of photography (wait for it … wait for it …), and makes me consciously think about every shot.

That, and sometimes I end up with crazy shit like this. 🙂

If you’re looking for a portrait that stands out from the crowd, talk to me a @mountaindan or via the contact form.

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