Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Joe Bannon, Aug 8, 2007.
Never done a self portrait, so I gave it a try...
WHEN did you become a member?
And I have never noticed you before!?!?!?!
Oh. Shame on me.
This is such a cool photo!
Some time in April. I'm more of a lurker.
And you seem to have a knack for self-portraits, so take more of them and then POST them, by all means! :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
Well, I can't now. I took everything apart so my studio area could be remodeled. They just got started, so it should take about two weeks.
Thoughts on what I can do to make the photo better?
If you ask me: nothing.
I like it as it is and really like the all black side of your face as opposed to the lit one.
Well, maybe your clothes are a tad too dark, so your hand seems to float. But that could as well have been your plan, what do I know?
Someone suggested that I darken everything except my face and hand/gun so it looks like I'm appearing out of a dark silhouette.
So! If that had been the idea, you succeeded well
Nice shot, but it looks like the gun is missing the clip. And a darker backround will maybe look better Imo.
I left the clip out, no special reason. I was just practicing on taking self portraits so I didn't worry about all the details.
I did do the darker back ground on a few shots, but my silhouette is harder to see that way.
I'm going to try this shot with a sword next.
I did another version, this time I darkened the hat and jacket.
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