Self Portrait

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  1. Joe Bannon

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    Never done a self portrait, so I gave it a try...

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    WHEN did you become a member?
    And I have never noticed you before!?!?!?!

    Oh. Shame on me.

    This is such a cool photo!
     
  3. Joe Bannon

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    Some time in April. I'm more of a lurker.
     
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    Don't be!
    And you seem to have a knack for self-portraits, so take more of them and then POST them, by all means! :drool::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: :sexywink: :biggrin:
     
  5. Joe Bannon

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    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?
     
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    This one?
    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?
     
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    Someone suggested that I darken everything except my face and hand/gun so it looks like I'm appearing out of a dark silhouette.
     
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    So! If that had been the idea, you succeeded well :D
     
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    Nice shot, but it looks like the gun is missing the clip. And a darker backround will maybe look better Imo.
     
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    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.
     
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    I'm going to try this shot with a sword next.
     
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    I did another version, this time I darkened the hat and jacket.

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