The title is only a partial p*ss-take...
I took this for a few reasons:
- Firstly, to give the OnOne DSLR Remote iPhone application a decent run out.
- Secondly, to have a play with some new light stands.
- Finally, as a bit of personal challenge... I'm not particularly happy with the amount of weight that I'm carrying at the moment, and I wanted to try and take a half decent photo that didn't show me up for being a fat ****er.
Lit, in limited space, using three flashguns in my spare room: Two either side of my back at a (roughly) 2:1 ratio to give the main light. Both were gridded (16 degree on the main light, ~8 degree on the fill light). Another flashgun snooted to give a bit more light onto my face.
I'd love to say that the image is right out of camera, but I'd be lying... There's a fair amount of softening, dodging and burning gone on to try and make me half way presentable There's also (hopefully) a variant uploaded with a lighting diagram for your viewing pleasure...