I did a bit of shooting this weekend and went down a path that I didn’t think I would ever follow. I’ve had a vision for a self-portrait in my head for awhile but I am not one to take pictures of myself. At the same time I wanted to play with my Apollo softbox so I decided to go ahead and just do it.
There were a number of things that I learned
- Need much more practice with the softbox
- Need much more practice with my flash.
- That batteries get really hot in flash when shooting at full power.
- And most importantly, that what I see in my head can actually come out in the picture I create. Maybe not perfectly, but I can create an image.
I have so much work to do in order to get to the level of skill that I want. And I truly believe that I will never stop learning. But it feels good to know that I am gaining the skills to take the idea from my head and get it into the camera.
Here it is.