Yeah it was kinda hard for me to find a location that worked, and not having a tripod around for shots like these is quite tricky, but i got a bunch of books stacked them up imageded where i was going to be sitting and then snaped a shot of the nothing in it too se how the shutter played out!
I couldnt AF and reach the camera it was about 1m away or something! it was just hard i tried putting a stuffed animal, but it just dodnt work haha
Ed, I think when i was lining up myself for the shot i was blocking the light that was supposed to hit my torso with my left arm, which is a bummer. I have another shot yet to be turned into black and white where my hands are viseable, i didnt go for that one because i just though it wasnt suting. Plus it looked really big
. As i was shooting at 18mm i decided to go for the darker one!
I think i just got really lucky when it came to the postion of the sun, and when it was shining through the window. It wasnt a bright day out it was rather cloudy, so that helped a bit to the mood that i wanted to achive, but i think now that i can try to move onto diffrent people and have shots taken of them.
EDIT: guys thanks, these kinds words are the fuel to my non stop photographing! cheers!