Self Portrait

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  1. max3k

    max3k TPF Noob!

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    Canon 24-70L
    F 5.6 ISO 400 1/160sec.
    580ex ii shot thru a cheetah qbox24 @ 1/32 power

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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nicely done!
     
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    WOW! Very nice :)
     
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    max3k TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys, I'm pretty stoked to learn how to use this gear....UPS has been to my house several times this week =)

    this was shot on a white backdrop
     
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    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would've liked a bit more light on your eye, especially since you are using split lighting. Other than that I like it =]
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Not too shabby. I'd like to see just a little hint of a cheek or eyeball on the dark side...anything....just a whisker's worth of detail on the dark side could really make this shot come alive for me.

    I'm always excited for people who have the UPS truck arriving--that means excitement,new gear, new possibilities, and a lower bank balance. All good things for the US economy and for photo buffs!
     
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    doziergraphic TPF Noob!

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    really good shot. love the detail.

    curious how you set up - and how you guys are getting self portraits. I'm assuming a timer or remote release, but what about focus - how did you get such crisp focus? Was there someone else behind the camera? Or is there a way to do this I'm not aware of? Thanks!
     
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    dozier,

    I set the lens to manual focus, set the camera on a 10 sec timer. I do have a remote release but dont really use it often. i took a few test shots getting the focus right, but it wasnt really that hard.

    Here is another edit with more detail on my left side.

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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Ahhh....detail! It gives the eye a bit more to look at, and adds an aura of mystery! I prefer this edit, with the small amount of detail added on the dark side.
     
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    +1 the key to split lighting is having just enough detail to tease the viewer!
     
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    love the edit. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys...really appreciate your input :thumbup:
     

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