They say self portraits are the hardest...

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  1. JSB

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    They're right.

    C&C Welcome :)

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    Not too bad, the left side of your face is overexposed gives you that 'two-face' look (put your hand over one side then the other, it doesnt look like the same person :razz: ) I like your expression in this picture though, you got a 'friendly face'. Try practicing different facial expressions in the mirror and try different angles...

    of course I'm a complete amateur and probably couldn't do any better hahaha but just my opinion
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to comment :)
     
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    As self-portraits go I love it.
    So much is contained in such a small expression.
    Im no professional but I have shot for several amatuer actors wanting profile shots, and this look is what I normally go for and often fail to achieve.
    Good work especially considering its a self portrait.

    Now Crit time :

    A bit more fill light on the left (our left) would be nice,
    I presume this is taken with F1.4? Or at least F1.8?
    Anyway, focus point seems to be about 3cm infront, and 2 cm to our left of the tip of your nose.

    Apart from that minor critisisim job well done!
     
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    Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

    The shot was taken at f/7.1, and the focus point was the eye's :)
     
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    I have to ask - did you focus manually?

    Good shot just the way it is. The lighting works with the dimple.
     
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    great shot
    only thing I would do is throw a high pass filter over a layer of just your eyes
    while they are fine, that just makes them shine
    and since your focus is on the eyes, why not
     
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    A high pass layer at setting 8, and opacity 70% has been applied to the eyes :)

    The focus was AF, using Camera Control 2 to make sue it was the right AF point used.

    Thanks for the comments guys :)
     

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