Self portrait- please comment

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  1. shorty6049

    shorty6049 TPF Noob!

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    Hey everyone, i'm pretty new on here. Heres a self portrait i did today in my dorm room, all ambient light (no flash) , i dunno, just tell me what you think.
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    The only thing I don't like is how you cut off part of your chin. The selective coloring actually looks alright in this one, since it's confined to your glasses. :thumbup:
     
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    another thing witht he chin, was that i was sort of stuck between cutting off more of my head (which looked wierd) or cutting off the chin, and i tried both ways and liked this better, i was actually between the camera and a short dresser, so i couldnt get any farther away from it..
     
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    The missing thin is what I saw first, along with the (successful) selective colouring, so it is pretty obvious, though I do see why this came about. Lighting looks ok, very even on your face (window?) ... and you have never considered putting your cam upright?
     
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    yea, its a window, and no, i didnt really ever think of putting it upright actually, i started out as wanting to get a photo of just my mouth blowing smoke (from a little fogger fountain thingy that i have "ultrasonic humidifier") but i couldnt really get it to show up well, so i ended up just trying to take photos of my head against the dark background, thanks for your comments so far though, they're really helpful!
     
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    so, ok, what do you think, heres a different one I took earlier. better or worse?

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    p.s.- i dont know how i feel about the colored in eyes...
     
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    Is there colour in both your eyes and the glasses then?
    For I see only one eye in colour, maybe the other is too much in the shadow to show much colour, but the obviously ONE eye in colour is a bit ... hm... what would be the word... unbalanced or so?

    I think I really do prefer to see you with your chin in the frame, and this is quite a seductive look you have adopted, eh? :sexywink: :biggrin:
     
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    haha, well.. i wasnt really going for seductive but.... to answer your question, both eyes were colored, but only one of them really showed up because of the shadows i believe, also the glasses are colored, and they dont really show up well either, because of the shadows and the tone of the green that they are
     
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    Very nice, although I dislike 90 percent of SC :) Would like it a lot in B/w though! Nice composition though. Would have maybe liked to see a BIT more of the chin.
     
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    yea, i would have gotten more of my head in, but like i said, i was pretty limited for space. I dont really care much for selective coloring either actually, (ususally ends up makign things look kind of fake or something) but i just tried it out on this one just to see how it would look
     
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    Nice photos, but I feel you have used the wrong lens on the second photo, unless of course that is the effect you were after.
     

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