Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 431 - Looking into the future

ISO 200, 24mm, f/10, 5.0 sec

My final project for the portrait photography class was another self-portrait.

Jeremy Cowart gets 85% of the credit for this set-up. When he did his week-end class for Creative Live, this was one of his experimental portraits and I loved it so much, I wanted to do something similar.

The light behind me is a rope light that I had Karen spin. I set up my hot shoe flash just in front of the crystal ball. All of the light on my hands and face is reflected from the ball.

The rope lights cost $30, the crystal $50, finding the crystal ball... a bit more of a challenge.

Setting this up took about 15 minutes and it 24 images to find the settings.


  1. You could have borrowed mine...I have that exact same ;)

  2. I LOVE this. This is seriously one of the coolest shots I've seen in my life, ever!

  3. Oh, that is too cool! Hmm.... I wonder how it would look with a greyhound in the middle, staring into the crystal ball! LOL!

    Great shot! :)

  4. Awesome! Creative! I'm sure you'll get an "A" in the class. WTG!

  5. This is SO awesome Terri!! If you don't get an A+ on this your teacher is NUTS :)

  6. Awesome capture Terri! beautiful lighting and colors!!! You better great an A+++ super job!!

  7. WOW! This is amazing. It's mesmerizing! So cool. Great shot, as usual! :)