One of my New Year’s resolutions was to find a way to create something, every week, no matter what it is. I personally find comfort in taking self portraits. I know my face well at this point, and my room at school offers a nice blank white wall and two large windows for relatively nice natural light. I am not at the point yet where I feel as though I can take my self portraits outdoors, but perhaps this year will be the year that I get a little more bold.
My room is set up so that the lighting situation is a bit difficult. My blank white wall that I usually photograph against is on the same side as my windows, meaning that I don’t get a lot of light directly on my face. In addition, the photos have to be generally cropped tight to avoid a horrendous back-lit situation.
I shot the photos below using my Canon 5d Mark iii (it’s been ages since I’ve picked this guy up) and edited in Lightroom with some small simple adjustments to the warmth and RGB curve. I threw on one of my favorite vintage jackets halfway through and I think it added some nice detail to the photos.
Here ends this very brief post, I hope you enjoyed!
Other details of my very simple outfit, for anyone who may be wondering:
Green Cords: Forever 21