This is my first stab at a self portrait! I never knew how difficult it was! Hopefully this will be the first of many self portraits as I learn more and more about how to shoot these types of photos.
Man, what an ugly, aged and deteriorated mug! LOL Looks like I’ve been to hell and back. I guess this serves as evidence that I actually have!
The technology built in to the D4 system is amazing! I setup my D4 with my 24-70mm lens along with my SB-910 Speedlight. I mounted all of it on my Gitzo tripod. I had the D4 connected directly to my home network via ethernet where I was able fully control the camera using my iPad which was wirelessly connected to my network. Here was my setup:
My iPad let me control all aspects of exposure, focus, gave me a Live View preview, and also acted as a remote trigger! Both the iPad and my 27″ iMac let me instantly preview the photos as I was shooting them! This is what the controls look like on the iPad:
Nothing fancy. No fancy backgrounds or fancy lighting. I figure I need to learn some fundamentals before I start confusing the heck out of myself with multiple strobes. In fact, this portrait was taken while sitting at my desk in front of my computer! I hope to do more of these (with better setups) as my knowledge progresses.