Self Portrait

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Meysha, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Purely shot as an experiment in lighting.

    I'm not too fond of the pose. I like the face direction but I don't like where the leg is in front of my body.

    But that said, I just did it to test out this shooting location and a lighting test. I think I will try it again soon, but maybe with someone else, and fully styled etc.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Puscas

    Puscas TPF Noob!

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    Just giving you my first impressions (I'm not an expert so...). This is like a good top half pasted on a dull bottom half. The pic I mean. The lighting looks promising, but as I scrolled down the page, the image fell flat. Don't know why. Maybe it's the light (or absence of it) or the chair and shoes.


    that was helpful, right? :er:




    pascal
     
  3. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The lighting is a little harsh for my tastes; perhaps a little diffusion?
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Creepy...

    I like it :)


    reminds me of rubber johnny the way you're in the chair.

    The direction is great though.
     
  5. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    nononono.....that's what makes it!
     
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    Yahoozy TPF Noob!

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    hahahah i was totally thinking that too
     
  7. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    I was going for the harsh lighting SwitchFx likes. But I agree the bottom of the chair and my feet need a bit more light.

    I actually had another light positioned to do that, but it didn't fire on this shot. And it's hard when you're the model and photographer to do exactly the same pose again. tee hee. Ah well.
     
  8. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think one leg being that high up and covering part of your body gives it more dynamic feel.. the scene becomes certainly less static ... which is not good or bad, but just a different approach than a calm and static scene.


    I like the harsh light, but you lost part of the face. I personally would allow more structure in the face. But that is just personal taste.
     

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