castor . and . pollux Picture

castor (or kastor) and pollux (sometimes called polydeuces) were the twin sons of leda and the brothers of helen of troy and clytemnestra. they are known as the gemini, latin for twins.

doing self-portraits is hard specially when there's no one to assist you in focusing. using a tripod, i put a dummy pillow, focused on it and put a mark where would i be posing. source of light was on the right side of the subject using flourescent lighting covered with white fabric to soften. set on a remote setting, i made a few shots of each profile, front and side views. since the lighting was low, the shutter speed was longer and i was obliged not to breathe and move for few seconds to avoid blur. after choosing the best poses, i merged the two using photoshop with minimal pp work.
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