The theme for this week was "Screen" and popped straight out of the expansive nothing filled void of Eje's mind. Now when I was wandering through the vast, knowledge filled and concept rammed expanses of my own brain to think of a shot for this I immediately thought I would do some sort of "Trapped in the screen" idea. But then having explored this idea further, I couldn't really make it work. And I haven't done a self portrait for ages.
It was then that an image from one of the people who has probably influenced my photography more than anyone else so far. David Hobby aka The Strobist has literally given me all the knowledge I have in off camera lighting. It has transformed my work and opened up a whole new interest in what I can do. His sit e is a must read if you want to learn in an easy, way, at your own pace, with detailed instructions on how to go about it. There's a linked banner on the right hand side of this blog (If you're on a pc or mac)
One of his shots (You'll see it if you Google his name) is of him sat in front of his Mac. It's been ripped off A LOT so I've added one more to the list. Two flashes, one sat on the keyboard and bounced off the screen as a reflector, and the other camera left to put light onto the laptop and the Photographer Fuel. I'm quite pleased with the result, and the beer (which was ESSENTIAL to the shoot) went down nicely too.
The other gentlemen are still plodding on too so have a look.