Self Portrait

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  1. butterflygirl

    butterflygirl TPF Noob!

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    Here is a self portrait I took a few days ago - I played around with the grain a bit - just wanted to add a different effect. What do you think?

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    Love your pose and expression! :thumbup: Very dramatic.

    It's gotten a mite too contrasty and your highlights are blown across the forehead and bridge of the nose. If you were after a very stark, harsh look, you got it! I'd like to see a little less contrast, though. Just personal preference.
     
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    Thanks! I was going for a very high contrast look - and I know some don't prefer it - :) Just wanted something completely different than the normal portrait shot.

    Thanks for the comments!
     
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    It has great harsh very attractive look.
    A little less exposure on the forehead and nose would be nice.
    I would take out the freckle on the left collarbone - it draws too much attention from the face.
     
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    I'd have to agree...just ease up just a tad on the highlight clipping, as the wide white area across your nose makes your nose look "wide". Easing it up just a bit should thin that highlight out.

    Otherwise, I like the look, and I like the expression.

    I like the grain effect.
     
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    What are you trying to say about yourself? You look p*ssed.
     
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    I like a high contrast photo, but the face is a bit washy...
    I like the grainy effects, too.

    Your eyes make the photo in my opinion. Takes cajones to make an honestly expressive self portrait...
     
  8. butterflygirl

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    Everyone says I look p'ed! LOL! I just didn't want a typical portrait shot I guess. I did take some that were softer (like my avatar) but I liked this one - I guess I thought it showed a different kind of emotion that's not typically photographed.
     
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    I love it.
    actually I love stark, cold, creepy, dark images. I prefer them actually.
    very good. :)
    Any where near kalamazoo? thats where I was born an raised. I go back once a year.
     
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    I'm about an hour and twenty minutes from Kalamzoo! I live in Rose Township - it's about 20 minutes south of Flint.

    Too funny!
     
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    I think that the only thing that is bothering me id the blown spot on the face. The lack of gradient there leads my eye to think that is a flat plane. Other than that, I love the pose and expression.

    Im beginning to find out there are a lot of us Michiganders on here. I think we should get a mini-TPF meet sometime. Im in Kalamazoo right now, but will be going back towards Brighton in a week for a few months.
     

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