From Hopper to Leibovitz, hotel rooms have always been a fascinating setting for art portraits.
I portrayed myself in a hotel in Timmins, Ontario, Wednesday morning, evoking feelings of these prior artists, but especially, creating with light. Straight out of the camera.
If I say so: my best self portrait. Ever.
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I did this in my suite in the Timmins Day’s Inn. I was alone and I used:
- Camera perched on an upturned Ottoman
- Main light is a 580EX flash with a Honlphoto Traveller 8 softbox, clamped to a desk chair.
- Additional flash is a 430EX speedlight with a Honlphoto Rust coloured gel, for some nice warm light.
- Camera at 100 ISO, f/5.6, 1/60th second.
- Flashes fired with Pocketwizards.
Camera prefocused and using its self timer. This took me only a couple of attempts to get right.
The main light: a flash connected with a Flashzebra cable and mounted with a ball head onto a clamp, clamped to a chair. Note the second flash sitting in the background.
And no, the name “selfie” doesn’t do it justice, does it?