Shooting myself in the dark

Started Aug 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
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TigrouMeow Forum Member • Posts: 71
Shooting myself in the dark


Sorry for the weird subject

Well, I have to say: I am not a portrait photographer. I mainly shoot landscapes and architecture, and well, I also acquired a SB900 to take pictures of my colleagues and randoms meetings in my office. It works well, though not amazing.

Now I would like to experiment and take pictures of myself in a very dark environment. It would be this kind or even exactly this one (which is mine):

I had no problem taking this picture but now I would like to "pop" in the middle of that picture in random positions (probably sit on the ground, looking up at the building...)

  • Is one flash enough? Do I need two? (three would be too much for my wallet...)

  • Where to set the flash(es)?

  • This is a long exposure so how can I be sharp? (should I run away after the flash?)

  • Any special hint for the D800?

I am using a D800 and the lens for that will be probably the 14-24 or the 24-70.

Thanks a lot for your help

 TigrouMeow's gear list:TigrouMeow's gear list
Nikon D810 Sony Alpha 7R II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED +3 more
Nikon D800
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