Family Selfie

© joe randeen :: 3 Penguins Photography

Today we decided we needed to take a family picture and I was hired as the photographer. Problem – I’m a family member and need to be in the ‘family’ picture.  The solution was a family selfie.

Luckily it was a beautiful day, far from the rainy days we had previously.  The challenges with this photo include, the time of day and me not being able to be behind the camera.

TIME: It was 1:30 and the sun was west, over the mountains. It was nice to have a rim light but the our faces would be too dark.  To over come that, I set up a single speedlight to fill in any dark areas.

MISSING PHOTOGRAPHER: This wasn’t a huge issue as I had a trigger, BUT it wasn’t a radio trigger – to fire the shutter.  With the IR trigger and the very bright light, I had a hard time taking the shot without my arm being stretched out toward the camera.  Instead, I had to give it to my youngest.  (Notice is right hand).

Not a perfect shot but I still love it. I got my beautiful mountains, the blue sky, the suns rays (upper right corner) and the big open field that my wife was looking for.  Overall, I’m pleased.

I still prefer to be on the other side of the camera.  Looking for family portraits? Give me a call.

– joe randeen, 3 Penguins Photography