Another Lighting Test (and a Cool Bowtie)

Another Lighting Test (and a Cool Bowtie)

Self Portrait (I), Adjusted

I found this cool bowtie on an online auction site — you know the one — and it was just the excuse I needed for another lighting test. The gallery shows the 3 JPEGs, exported straight from the RAW files* with no adjustments, each followed by a JPEG exported after basic tonal adjustments (overall exposure, shadows and highlights, black and whites).

*Adobe Digital Negative Graphics (DNG)


About the Featured Photograph(s)


M-mount lenses do not provide aperture information to the camera body, either electronically or mechanically. Therefore, f-stop settings are approximate, and are probably wildly inaccurate. For what it’s worth, I usually shoot with my lenses wide open.

  • Self Portrait (I), Adjusted
  • X-T1
  • ISO:200
  • 55mm
  • 1/180s
  • ƒ/2.8
  • 35° 12.3667′ 0″ N 97° 25.5333′ 0″ W


International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.