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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:46 am 
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Put the camera on the tripod, 2 second self timer.

On camera flash, pointed camera left @ Full Power w/ wide angle diffuser and bounce card reversed. [with card closer to me]

Thought it worked out pretty well, use the vingetting as a cheap way to sort of replicated a backlight for the wall.

Would have worked better as a 3 flash setup, but heh, I thought it was ok for

P.S. - I keep forgetting I need to shave a bit when I'm gonna take a photo of myself, but the hair to the back right is actually the hair from my neck coming around, my facial hair isnt that long LOL!



3 or 4 min worth of work.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:33 pm 
waw .. nice i love the tones in the shot .. well done .. nice


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:10 am 
DD, a bit on the grungy side? :)

looks neat, how about giving us a smile next time :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:46 am 
I think it's a decent shot...

Here are some recommendations:

1) Bounce your light. Bounce it off the ceiling or wall...
2) Use a reflector to fill the shadows of the left side of your face.

If you wanted to have the shadow in, it would've looked better if the entire shot was shot in a low-key environment.

Play around with lighting, for in portraits, its one of the most important aspects.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Flash was bounced =)

Yeah someone else mentioned using the reflector, but the low key enviroment is a good idea, might try that next time =)

Smile haha - Twas a serious self portrait =D, well trying to be serious anyways lol!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:28 am 
Could have had a shave first Daniel...... but otherwise great picture well done.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:33 am 
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Could have had a shave first Danie


HAHA, good one, i tend to forget about that to when doing SP.

But maybe it adds a bit to the "attitude" of the photo?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:57 pm 
Very good that, DD. I like the halo/glow effect you have going on in the background. Where did you bounce the flash off? You look pretty Scottish, I must say.

On a related note, what makes a good reflector other than going out and spending money on one?


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