This self-portrait was a lot of fun to make. I took it with my Sigma 70-300 macro, on a tripod, with my Vivitar 285hv off camera. I held the flash in my right hand, out in front of me. It was hitting me strong from my right, and bouncing off the white wall immediately on my left. This helped get some decent light from the left, even though it was highly diffused.
Then, into Photoshop we went. Grayscale to Duotone. Then, I brought in my actual eye and helped it pop a bit. Then I smoothed my skin a bit, keeping the eye and eyebrow sharp.
I’m kinda liking it.