Self Portrait - playing guitar/singing

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  1. Hobbit

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    Neither facial expression is very flattering, I have to say. That's something you'll probably have to repeatedly play with til you get it right.

    I like the exposure on these. I quite like the muted feel to the colours.

    Composition and framing-wise, you've chopped off body parts and (most importantly) guitar parts in both pictures. Personally I'd avoid this if possible... I think having the full guitar in view would add a fair bit to the photo.

    Cool idea though
     
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    Agree with the above!
     
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    BETTER lighting helps.
    The first image on left is not bad.
     
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    I second mdcrisp's comments. I do like the colors on the scene though, usually blending (read: non-contrast) colors don't look this pleasing.
     
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    Thanks everyone! Next time I'll just try shooting myself without playing guitar or anything of that nature. Maybe I'll have better luck that way.
    This is the second time I ever use my lights, so I'm not a lighting expert. Is there anything in particular about the lighting that you would change?

    Looking at it now, I would probably avoid the shadows that my hair caused on my face.

    And thanks for the comments about the colors. The .psd actually looks different, but something happened with I exported to .jpg.
     

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