self-portraits + lighting

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  1. ognistik

    ognistik TPF Noob!

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    Hi guys... this is my very first post. I recently bought a Nikon D70, my first DSLR ever. All of this "portraits" I took of myself were in my room, lights off and a cheap lamp pointing at me. I was trying with the lighting and other settings of the camera.

    Here I am posting the original (almost original, I think I modified the contrast) + one after simple edition. Help me improve with critics...

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    This last one was a couple of days before, when I had beard... The same lamp but different shutter speed and aperture...

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    i like them in b+w AWESOME great lighting
     
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    i reallly like the last set. nice choice of lighting one side of the face. I think all of the black and white ones are nice.
     
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    They're all nice. I like the lighting. Can you maybe make a little diagram to show how you achieved it? Also IMO you look better with a beard lol.
     
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    Im not fond of the first 4, but the very last one looks great. I like the half lit face, how did you achieve this? What lens are you using?
     
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    Lens I used: TAMRON 28-80mm F/3.5 - 5.6 D

    For the last one (and I believe the best one) the focal length was 80 mm. Sensitivity ISO 200. Exposure time of 1/5 sec and aperture of F/32. It was done with a cheap walmart lamp (I wish I had better lighting and stuff). I set the shutter to shoot like in 5 sec, I focused at the same distance as the lamp and I ran and placed myself at a short distance from the source of light. Nothing professional, just experimenting.

    In the first two, the exposure time was 1/13 sec and aperture of F/4.5 ... 48 mm of focal length. everything else the same, the same lamp but this time from different angle. Just experimenting as I mentioned. All done in manual mode. Thanks for commenting
     

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