First Dramatic Self Portrait. C&C

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Stephen.C, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Stephen.C

    Stephen.C TPF Noob!

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    First self portrait ive ever taken.
    DISCLAIMER: My LR3 trial ran out a few days ago, and I ordered the student edition tonight, but it takes a few days for them to accept the proof that I sent them verifying I am a student. So this was shot in JPEG Basic =/ Raw will be done and edited once it comes in.
    With out further A do!
    [​IMG]

    Tell me what you think. Shot manual focus ( that was NOT fun ) and I used the LED light on my iphone for the lighting ( Hey what ever works right? )
    Thanks!
     
  2. mwcfarms

    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Can I be impertinant and ask how much of a discount you got as a student for LR3.
     
  3. Stephen.C

    Stephen.C TPF Noob!

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    norm = 300. Student and teachers = 90.
     
  4. mwcfarms

    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Damn thats a really great discount.
     
  5. Stephen.C

    Stephen.C TPF Noob!

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    Yeah, CS5 is 200 compared to 1000.
    You can only buy 1 product a year with the discount though.
    Pays off to get into photography early I guess.
    But hows my photo haha
     
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    bhee321 TPF Noob!

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    i bought both adobe lightroom 3 and photoshop cs5 with the student discount. so i dunno how much they enforce the 1 product a year rule.
     
  7. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Main light is too low IMO. The shadows are going up. A more pleasing (and conventional) approach is to have the main light source higher than the subject (45°x45°). Notice your catch light is in the 4:00-5:00 o'clock range. This also shows oddly on your..... agghhh, what's the name.... that piece of flesh between the nose and upper lip... anyway, that thing and you have a spot on your right nostril that should be in shadow.

    Try again and place the light source in the 11:00-1:00 range. Also think about a reflector opposite the main light to add some subtle detail to the shadowed side.
     
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    Will do Kundalini, thank you!
     

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