Self-Portrait (First Time)

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by wpgalex, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. wpgalex

    wpgalex TPF Noob!

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    What do you guys think, I don't have much equipment to work with as far as a studio, I only had a white wall and my Nikon D40 with my sb-400 flash.

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  2. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well technically it fine, but I’m not sure about the composition and what you’re trying to express to the viewer
     
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    While I agree with the above; I too don't get the composition... I also don't think it's technically fine. The top one is blown out, with obvious dodging/editing on the face to make the skin pop out, and the bottom one is overprocessed as well.
     
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    Thanks guys, I don't think I was trying to express anything to the viewer. It is pretty much open for discussion as to what the viewer sees.

    I think the added glow is a little too strong because it does blow out the back wall. Thanks for your comments guys.
     
  5. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Although I prefer the composition/pose/feel of #1, the blow outs kill it. The right hand melts into the blownout background as well as the collar of the jacket. But on second/third look, it's also pretty cool. Where we can (at times) melt into the background, oblivious from others of our woes. Scrolling back up a few times, I actually like #1.

    #2 :meh: I dislike mobile phones to a large extent.
     
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    I think that they're both good. They both have technical issues, but both are pictures that you might see out and about.. Sometimes blown out highlights are okay-depends on what you are trying to convey.. The second looks good in this tragic time for the global markets...
     

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