This is the latest I've posted a shot so far. What with Being away in France and then family stuff and work I've been flat out for a couple of weeks. The theme was "Hands" and it was chosen by me in the usual "Pick whatever I'm looking at as a theme when I'm asked" way.
I had no clue what I was going to do until I sat down and thought about it tonight when I decided to catch up on the project. I was sat at my desk idly taking pictures of my own hands when this idea jumped into my unusually vacant mind.
It's a standing joke among my family members that I'm "Good with my hands" it was an innocent remark by my Mum, which was then seized upon by my brothers who are both Teachers and used to tease me about my manual job, as opposed to their "Academic" skills :-) As always, it's just banter, and my replies are usually along the lines of "You wouldn't have a patio/bathroom/working light bulbs if it wasn't for me being good with my hands"
I'm aware that this is quite similar to another shot in the project, and it's done in a similar manner, taking an image, printing it, then taking another image with that photo in my hand and so on and so forth. I used My DIY beauty dish to light my hand, and another flash aimed at the backdrop for some separation.
At first I wasn't happy with the reflection of the dish and the highlights on the prints, but firstly I don't have any matt paper and secondly, as the image built I quite liked the effect, and so I left it as it was. I could have taken the light mod off and bounced the light off the wall behind me to avoid the reflections, but I think it might have resulted in a loss of some depth in the image.
Please take a looksie at the other guys stuff, they're all trying to catch up like me, and produce some stunning stuff.