Self Portrait C&C Please

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  1. TylerF

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    Bored late at night. Please ignore my ugly mug. This is also my first shot with my new 55-200. I love it haha. I think this may be a bit dark.

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    It looks a little soft as well as a little dark (which you mentioned)... The earrings are a little bit distracting as well... They are the only bright thing in the frame...
     
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    thank you, its hard to focus on something then run to that exact spot in 10 seconds haha. That's probably partly why its soft. I think I'm going to retry the shot now lol. the earings are too shiny haha
     
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    yeah i thought about one, but idealy, i hope to be doing portraits of others, but at the moment, i only have myself to practice with haha just did this one,

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    haha you're gonna hate me! lol

    I liked the look of your face in the first one... A little bit of a smile...

    However, this one your eyes look more in focus and the earrings are quite as bright and distracting :)
     
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    hahah i thought the SAME exact thing! but hey, its not like it's a portfolio shot, I'm just trying to get some decent lighting. tomorrow when there's some available light, i will try again, I bought a cheap cheap car windshield reflector and was trying it out haha. I plan on buying real reflectors soon though
     
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    Any other thoughts?
     
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    Racoon eyes.

    There is not enough light in your eye sockets and the focus needs to be dead on the eye closest to the camera.
     
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    Thank you. I am going to retry it with some more light and post back with results
     
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    I really like it, very well done. What was your setup? Did you use a flash? :)
     
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    Thanks! I used my sb600 on camera pointed upwards and held a car windshield reflector thing below my face haha. Kinda ghetto. I'm getting more legitimate stuff soon though!
     

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