Finbarr O'Shea LIPF, took first place in Grade A and first overall also in our recent 'Selfie' competition with the clever image above. This is how he made the shot:
My selfie picture for last week's competition was a bit of struggle as my first plan didn't workout so, with a day to go to the deadline, I had to come up with plan B. My new plan was a selfie with a silhouette picture in front of my face.
I took some silhouette head and shoulder shots, with the intention of using the best image. To take the pictures, I stood in front of a white wall with a flash at my back, I set the camera at f22, 1/200 sec. at ISO 100 using at 24-70 mm at 35mm.using the 10 sec timer. I then printed 4 pictures, so instead of 1 picture in front of my face I decided to use the other three as well. That is where the string and pegs came in to play.
So for the final shot with the the 3 prints pegged in place and I holding the 4th print in front of my face, with the flash repositioned to the front, I was then ready for action. I set the camera this time at f11, 1/200, ISO 100 using the 24-70mm at 45mm on a 10 sec timer. I held a cable plunger in my right hand for effect .
After many shots taken, this was the end result.
What a fantastic concept and execution. Well worth its final placings. Well done Finbarr.
Click here to see a gallery of images from the competition.
How I took that Shot - Noelle Lowney
How I took that Shot - Jim Curtin
Winners Presentation Photos
Competition Results and 2017 League Table