My first experiment with self-portraiture (profile pic not counting!) and lighting.
I took several shots last night in my room. There was me sitting on the bed, the camera sitting on a tripod - flash disabled, and my little bendy clip-on reading light (the type you clip onto a book while you’re reading in bed) shining a little light on my face from the right.
When I looked at the shots on the computer, they were mostly all black. But once I pushed lightness (not brightness) up to 100%, I appeared in the picture. Just barely, though. I fiddled with gamma correction and contrast and liked what I ended up with.
It looked - to me - like someone hiding in a basement from, say, a hostile alien invasion. Or just someone hiding from any threat closing in, really.
I’m thinking of doing a short series on these. Gonna go fiddle with the other shots now and see if I have anything there.
Hope you’ve all been having a great weekend!