Jacket Self Portrait For Mom [Help]

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  1. Nurd

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    I wanted to take a picture of me with a jacket my mom bought me. So..I did..and this is the outcome. I like the picture, but I don't like it. Something is just..weird about it and I was hoping you all would help me spot it so I can correct it (if it can be corrected) Also I made the colour like this because I wanted it to be kinda like blue and white. Or something. I dunno.

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    I like the shot but you look sad, if its for you mom then I would go for a smile and maybe a little more of the jacket.

    But your mom should be impressed you did all this for her and be happy with the shot anyway.
     
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    The big shadow on your forehead is distracting, and to be honest, for a shot showing off the coat, I really expected to see much more of the coat. Was this underexposed and you cranked it up in PS? I can see lots of noise in the shadow areas.

    I would move the camera back a bit and do more of a 3 quarter length. Stand next to a window.
     
  4. Nurd

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    Well the picture wasn't really to show her the jacket on me...it was to show that I wear the jacket. It wasn't under exposed I just changed the colours, but the picture was grainy to begin with. Yeah I think it might be the shadow and the expression on my face. I guess I'll have to try and take another picture ha ha. Thanks

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    I don't know how to take a picture of me in this jacket without looking like a marshmellow. If I stand back I look like the monster off of ghost busters o_O
     
  5. Alex_B

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    well, i kind of like the expression on your face here :)

    however, more than one light source might help. or different angle of the light
     
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    Try a longer focal length. Wide angle lenses distort facial features when used for portraits, but it's what people tend to use when they do self portraits. I don't see any obvious balloon head here, but I don't know what you look like in person. That may be what's bothering you. It does look a little wide to me, but I've been fooled before. It would make your nose look bigger and ears smaller than normal, and your forehead and chin ends up shaped funny.
     

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