I did a group of these business inspired self portraits in less than 10 minutes sitting on the floor in my home.
The key ingredients are …
- to use a plain background,
- a sturdy tripod,
- a remote shutter switch (mine cost about $30 on ebay)
- and the best lighting you can find.
In the background is my glossy white dining table propped up on its side, in my left hand is the remote switch. I had only natural light coming in through the sun-room so I needed to increase my exposure to get a brighter look. Once I got the settings right, I snapped 137 shots and selected ONLY a dozen of the very best.
If I wanted to take more time I could have set up remote shooting directly from my laptop, but I really enjoy the surprise of downloading the pictures before I take the adventure of sifting through the results.
I’ve never taken a photography class in my life – but that has never stopped me being bold enough to shoot and test and refine my settings organically. I think it’s one of the best ways to learn anything. ~ ER