This past week I focused on using windows in my year-long self portrait project.
I shot with my Canon EOS 7D and using a lighting combination of mostly natural light (obviously) and a soft box
My goal was to create 7 very different photographs using windows in no more than 2 shooting sessions.
My vision initially was to do the "dark" shots that I lean towards; namely with a "reflective" feel.
The first two shots were actually taken at a hotel room in Cary, NC. My wife and I had taken our two children to stay overnight for their birthdays. I saw this great window in our room and had to shoot with it. The other 5 photos were taken at my home.
I have had some people ask me if I "photoshopped" myself into these photos. Nope.
I was actually shooting outside into my living room where there was a mirror. I quickly recognized that this could help make some interesting shots.
Lesson learned: Simple is good.