new self portrait

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  1. Ryan Freeland

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    I was bored last night so I was playing around with the strobes and came up with this.

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    I think I was holding the camera in front of me for this shot.. it had previously been on a tripod. D60, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6, 1 SB-600 thru white umbrella camera right, 1 bare SB-28 camera left.
     
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    wow. lots of detail there. Cool shot, my biggest thing is that the bottom of your cheek seems really blown out on my monitor *though i happen to know my monitor is not calibrated correctly, so..disregaurd it unless otherwise backed up by sombody else.*
     
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    Yeah it's the only big gripe I have with it. I should have kept the 2nd light in the umbrella setup it was in.. for some reason I went to bare flash and that's why it's blown out.
     
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    yeah a little bright on the lower cheek, other than that I like the shot :thumbup:
     
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    Try butterfly lighting. You can look it up for a more detailed description, but basically you want the key light (main light) coming from above your head and a 45 degree angle, and then a reflector board (or a small fill light) under your chin immediatly out of the way of the picture. If done correctly there will be a small shadow under the nose.

    The result is the way MANY glamour headshots are shot.

    Here is a quick example from the other day:

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    Thanks for the tips. I'm always up for learning new ways to use off-camera flash.
     

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