Any better than my last attempt at self portrait?

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  1. monkeykoder

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    This one is much better! Much much better. :) Looks a bit like something from an old tv show like Magnum or Knight Rider with that chair and background. Like it!
     
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    Any more comments? Criticisms?
     
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    What's on your forehead?

    And I believe your face is out of focus.
     
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    Its better but it still seems kinda boring.
     
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    My guess for what is on my forehead would be specular highlight. I guess that is what I get for using hard light. As for it being boring I'm still trying to figure out how to fix that what can I say I'm boring.
     
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    Haha I dont know just seems like it needs something happening in the shot you know.
     
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    Shirt in focus... head fuzzy!
     
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    I have to find something better than a computer to pre-focus on then?
     
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    Probably.

    I use a volleyball for lighting, but it works on focus too.

    $volleyball.jpg
     
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    Better but not there yet. Portraits should have the face as the most focused feature. Also be mindful of where you crop. Never at a joint (see your left knee).
     
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    It needs some more pizazz; oomph; zing.. something!
     

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