Bone To Pick.

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by K_Pugh, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Sorry about the title, i just didn't know what to put. This is my attempt at a gritty/grungy self-portrait.

    snooted flash camera left, brightness/contrast, B&W conversion with blue filter, smart sharpen

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    I feel it could have been sharper with a bit more definition but i was mainly playing with lighting.. any other C&C welcome.

    cheers.
     
  2. camerainmyhand

    camerainmyhand TPF Noob!

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    Wow, really impressive. The texture the lighting produces is really nice.
    I feel like it would have more of an impact on me if more of your eye was visible. I'm not sure how you could do that, I know that part of the eye can be hard to light. Especially when trying to maintain all of those delicious shadows.

    Overall a really great image.
     
  3. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    thanks for that,

    yeah i would also have liked to see the white of the other side of the eye a bit just to define the pupil but i'm sure it's not as easy as it sounds it should be.
     
  4. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It looks like you may have had the flash only slightly forward of the ear and directed straight on. Try sliding it around to somewhere in the 30-45° from camera left and pointed at your right eye.

    That or have it bounced off a reflector. I'm thinking have the flash positioned about 2-3 feet above and directley behind your head and firing at a reflector that is about 2 feet in front of you pointed at about a 45° angle. Just a thought.
     
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    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ah good thinking, may try that later see how it goes.
     

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