self portrait

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  1. morethanlip

    morethanlip TPF Noob!

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    first post here

    i haven't shot around in a really long time. decided to take a self portrait the other day to try and capture my mood at the time.

    no lighting equipment + crummy camera = photoshop

    but let me know what you think of the final product.

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  2. Marsha

    Marsha TPF Noob!

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    really blown out!
     
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    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    I like it, its very moody and it's almost like your glowing from the blown out sections. Not conventional but cool.
     
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    Welcome!

    I like the overall tone of this picture. The blown-out portions are intentional, I presume. Some sort of "visitation" :). I love the contrast. Great job.
    Look forward to seeing more of your work.
     
  5. Nan C

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    I agree with Scott. I like the fact it is very moody.
     
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    I like it. It has an interesting feel to it.
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Apart from the fact that it has too much background (I'd at least crop the top of the chest of drawers! - and some part on the right), I really like this for a self-portrait and take it the lighting was intentional and carries a meaning.

    Do I take it you were in a crappy mood at the time?
    Has taking this photo helped it?
    With me, going out trying to take photos can be therapeutic (the outcome, however, can mean I am thrown into a bad relapse... ;) - no, but in general I'm more on the cheerful side, moodwise).
     
  8. John E.

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    Generally I prefer happy type pictures, having said that, I think this picture is fantastic! The living space is cramped. The picture is well framed as the bed and wall give it a little depth. Stuffing yourself between the bed and dresser further enhances this lack of space. I like the overblown area's has it highlights the subject and yet makes it hazy at the same time, like the mood your portraying. Kudo's I think this is one of the best pictures of it's type I have seen in this forum.. Have to say there have not been many of this type of picture posted here.

    Anyhow cheer up, your still young :wink:
     
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    Well.. I don't like the blown bits, and I would crop it to a portrait. Apart from that - I think the composure is great, I think the mood is fantastic, and I like the use of B&W.

    Summary: I reckon the shot could be damn great but the technicals need improvement.
     
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    I like that it is blown out! especially the hidden face and feet! great for me
     
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    thanks guys! i really appreciate your comments. yes the blown out portions of the picture were intentional.

    yes i was in a bad mood at the time and yes taking the picture did help. i had not really shot anything for a good 6 months or so and was looking for an out at the time. Taking this photograph really helped release some of my tension at the time.

    Anywho...thanks for your comments guys! I hope to get around to take more photographs and posting them on here soon!
     
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    mygrain Friend to nose goblins everywhere

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    Dorm room right? bad mood=dorm room. :wink: I like the shot, cool effect. gotta love PS.
     

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