We photographers are so in the habit of pointing the camera towards others that taking a self-portrait can be really intimidating. The most that majority of us do is take a cellphone selfie. But if you’re willing to do it, taking a beautiful self-portrait can be an amazing learning experience. And by looking at the work of photographer Derville, it really seems like she’s a master at the art. Check out her beautiful self-portrait that is no less than an amazingly done oil painting:
Derville took the image with her Canon EOS 6D Mark II and 50mm f/1.4 ISM lens at f/5, 1/160s, and ISO 200. While the overall portrait is a fantastic one, what’s also inspiring is that Derville did the costumes all by herself. What an absolute talent!
“I sewed this costume 7 years ago, when I dedicated myself to the creation of costumes and accessories. I take advantage of the confinement to shoot the forgotten outfits.”
The lighting that she has used for this image has given a fierce mood to the image. The darker tones, her eye contact, and even her expression give a feeling that something intense is about to happen.
“I am not really comfortable with the pink-girly-princess-Disney style. I much prefer the dark atmospheres and Cersei style which puts up a little discomfort.”
Absolutely an amazing job by the photographer.
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