Playing around with natural light

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  1. his4ever

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    Hey there
    I was bored so since is was a snowy day I decided to try doing a self portrait with natural light (since I do not have a studio, :( ). Is the shadows on the face bad? I was kindof going for that effect but not sure if I got it right. Anything else?? Thanks :D[​IMG]
     
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    i do not think the shadow is bad at all since it does not swallow any details ... it adds to the image IMHO :)

    I think it is nicely shot!

    However, way too soft and dreamy for me (filter? postprocessing?), but that is just me maybe ;)
     
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    yay! I am trying to get better with light... so I thought I would try this today. Sorry about the softness... I had to cut myself out and I did a bad job at it... so I am hiding that fact :D. Still a lot to learn. Thanks Alex.
     
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    The shadow looks fine to me, good job.

    It is rather soft and dreamy...but that seems to work for this shot.
     
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    I'm with Big Mike on this one. Nice job!

    mike
     
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    Thanks so much for all of your comments
    now as I look at teh pic more... I notice dark circles... I have a problem with gimp getting rid of such things... and suggestions? Or is it not that noticible?
     
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    Under the eyes? I don't find a problem. Remember.... eyes are round (global) and will cast shadows. I nearly ALWAYS do a bit of retouching, but if too much is done, it begins to look too flat... unnatural.

    Nice lighting!

    Pete
     
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    Thanks :D
     

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