First attempt at Self-Portrait looky looky :)

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Here is my first self-portrait..some intial comments i have gotten is the feeling of it is dark and scary but thats what I was shooting for.

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you may want to post a slightly smaller version... some of our screens arent quite big enough to see the whole thing at once. but as i already told you, it looks good!
 
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I think thats better now (resized)
 
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commetns plzz I hate how if you dont have a catchy thread names you dont get replies haha.
 

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you're preaching to the choir my friend!
 

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Creating any new thread is a game of roulette on whether you get comments or not so don't take it personally.

My initial thought was "oh man, fungi!" I love all of your processing EXCEPT the kind of greeny-blue hue between the deep shadows and the lit part of your face. My eyes kind of get stuck there. Otherwise looks good and very 'creepy' :)
 

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To get lots of comments and folks looking at you pic, you need to put something about porn in the title, seems to work for some here LOL
 

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worked for me... but then theres the shame...
 

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I'm with Brittany on this one: I do like how you make your eyes shine, and I like the harsh shadows, but I am not fond of the colouring of your skin, least of all where light meets shadow. "Funghi" is a nice word ... "mildew/mould" springs to mind, too. :oops:
 

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Nice cross-processing. Reminds me of x-files, except where are the aliens?
 

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I really like where the light hits your face and neck, I don't mind the alternative colouring; what I'm not favouring is the white background.. I think it would be a little more intriguing with a black\darker background. Normally I like white but it's just not working for me?
 

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You could be the official photographer to serial killers ;)
Its nice...scary but nice :D
 
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haha your comments make me laugh because my self-portrait seems to scare most poeple I show it to.

I really like where the light hits your face and neck, I don't mind the alternative colouring; what I'm not favouring is the white background.. I think it would be a little more intriguing with a black\darker background. Normally I like white but it's just not working for me?

Hey if I could afford another $50 roll of black or gray paper I would buy it :)...I think for what I had it worked out well but thanks for the suggestion.
 

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gray and black paper are just differently lit pieces of white paper.... for a shot like this, you dont really even need paper in my opinion, shoot in front of a dark room or something ... if you want. lol

now go by that a700!
 
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It is extremely hard to make a white backdrop black in my opinion especially when you are using stobes. I can see that if your in your bathroom with the lights off and u shoot some light at you face you might get that effect.

I was intially trying to do a business portrait of myself but it changed directions lol
 

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