Tricky Selfie


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EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 50mm, Manual, 1/50 sec, f/13, ISO 100, Off centre flash to camera left.

 

TRICKY SELFIE

Though it may appear to be complicated, it’s actually quite simple. This is actually quite similar to my previous post on this blog.

This image was shot in a bathroom mirror and later flipped in Photoshop. I’d used an off-centre flash to provide some illumination and to bring out some detail on the camera body. The pop-up flash, visible in the image, was used to trigger the off-centre flash. Though I knew that pop-up flash fires at low intensity to communicate with slave flash, I wasn’t aware that it happens while the shutter is open. I used to believe that the master-slave communication happens a fraction of a second before the shutter got triggered. One learns every day!

The recursive effect was achieved using a free Photoshop plugin, ‘Pixel Bender’. ‘Pixel Bender’ is a nice plugin with various effects, of which ‘Droste’ was used here. ‘Droste’ effect has a lot of sliders and it takes some patience to get the image correctly centred and positioned as per your liking. But it’s a fun process.

[Edit: ‘Pixel Bender’ isn’t supported upwards of Photoshop CS5.

Thank for the info Herman}

This picture is being submitted as part of a 52 week challenge I am following on Facebook, theme ‘Tricky’.

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