Low Key - self portrait

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  1. verticalization

    verticalization TPF Noob!

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    With all the "low key" tries going on around here, i thought i'd post my own i took this morning for my 365 project.

    I'd love C&C on this.

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    Thanks for looking
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's not really low key, it just looks underexposed and noisy.
     
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    Holy noise batman! Out of focus too.
     
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    It's not low key, but I kind of like it.

    A little to much space camera left (crop it), not enough light in your eye socket (the eye(s) is so important in a portrait) between your eye and your nose (careful, low opacity dodge so we can see the white better).

    Edit: Can't do what I envisioned, the shadow area is completely blocked (the opposite of blown).

    I de-noised it, slight crop and did a light dodge on the eye white.

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  5. verticalization

    verticalization TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the help Kmh, i liked the way it looked, i guess it isnt low-key.
    the original was a bit more light than this result, i was trying to add more shadow to the dark side of the face, i didnt think it looked too good with the eye sticking out of it..

    I think i'm gonna retry it, maybe with some better lighting.
     
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    Post up the original.
     

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