365 Photo Project - Day 25 - Over the Top

Day 25 - Over the Top

I rarely get to play around with my flashes and softbox. Typically, if I am doing a head shot or a portrait I have a specific look that I am trying to achieve, so I set up my equipment accordingly. However I really enjoy playing around with different light settings, ambient light, collapsing and re-opening my umbrella softbox, but I almost never get to.

So what is a man to do whenever his wife is sleepy and his dog won't sit still? Take selfies. And while I aimed for an over-the-top look in post processing, I just wanted to have fun, while also practicing various photoshop techniques.

You can view high resolution images on my flickr.


  • Camera: Nikon D5000
  • Lens: 50mm f1.8
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Aperture: f16
  • Shutter: 1/200 sec
  • ISO: 200

Here's a before and after!