Self C&C

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  1. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I have been working so hard trying to get my business going (jewelery) that I haven't had time for photography. I took some time and tried my hand at self portraits. It's pretty hard to get the focus right.

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    Anybody have any tips for self portraiture?
     
  2. chammer

    chammer TPF Noob!

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    you look like a dude not to be messed with. :)

    love the colors though, and how the left side (especially the eye) is hidden. adds some mystery. great shot!
     
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    mooimeisie TPF Noob!

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    I saw this series on Flickr today. Very nice work.
     
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    I think this shot is awesome! I can't think of anything I would want to change.
     
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    Do u keep the beard so people remember u as the large dwarf ? I mean it's very fitting ;)
     
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    I don't have anything negative to say about this. One of these days, I will have a beard like this :er: Nice work man.
     
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    Are your nails french manicured? lol

    ok before you find out where I live, let me just say I like it. The only thing I would've done different is maybe center you a bit more and/or showed more darkness on your left side. The crack in the background is a bit distracting as well.
     
  8. EleanorW

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    Just a thought but.. if you have trouble setting the focus since it's a self portrait, can you get someone to stand in your place and focus on them and then take your shot of yourself?
     
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    Don't think I'd change anything, looks awesome. I agree with the crack possibly being distracting. But at the same time I love the texture of the wall, and I'm not sure if I'd like the picture as much if the crack wasn't there. Odd how such a small detail can change things.
     
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    It would be nice if you turned your face to the right a little bit so that you can get a bit detail to your left face... besides if you want to be like that position you should need to give more space to your left side instead of the right side.
     
  11. camz

    camz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Bitter I know what your saying. It's especially difficult to do a self portrait if you want to shoot on a very shallow DOF and have it focused on a specific area. On this particular resolution it looks pretty focused from what I see. It get's a little bit soft starting the back of the ear but everything else looks pretty good.

    EleanorW had the right idea but if you had someone available why bother do a self portrait. Maybe use a dummy or prop to help set you up as an initial marker of where you want to be in a shot. My old olympus E10 had a swinging LCD it was very useful for self portraits. Too bad Canon's aren't so.
     
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    WOW!

    What a nice shot. You don't look any scarier here than you do in your avatar. Or should I say: any more pi*sed?

    Yes, there seems to be a line (crack?) in the background that needs to be fixed but that's it. The rest is great.
     

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