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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:43 pm 
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Yesterday evening, when I still had too much energy to go to sleep, I tried some self portraits. I never take photos of myself (don't like them :) ), but I was plesantly suprised by the results I got! Here's the photo:

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f/16 | 1/5 sec. | 40mm | ISO 100

I wanted the photo to have a happy-look, almost like a clown, but still be serious (< like me, happy and serious). I used manual mode with f/16 and 1/5th of a second to get a long enough exposure, and while the shutter was open, I flashed manually at 1/16th of the full power of my flash. I set the camera to Black&White (so I could see instant results) with high contrast, and not a whole lot of PP work was done.
Holding the camera in my right hand, vertically so I could press the shutter button, and firing the flash with my left hand was a bit of a challenge though. Using a tripod would have been a lot easier, but mine is still broken (need to get a new one...) so I tried it this way.
The high contrast was something I wanted, so comments like: "Your left eye (or right eye to be exact) is too dark." are not neccessary.

I'd love to hear your opinions! Comments, questions, constructive criticism are all welcome!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:12 pm 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! :shock:


Don't do that.



What if little children watch this site?


:twisted:


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Cam-I-Am wrote:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!! :shock:

Don't do that.

What if little children watch this site?

Is it that scary?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:17 am 
lol It's a little scary but not THAT scary! lol
I can see the "clown" to it too.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:45 am 
:lol: Not bad Bjorn 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:51 am 
Man it SCARY...I think becoz its B&W it takes a way the happy element and the angle of the shot and the hard lighting....

You remind me of the clown for I.T without the makeup....lol. :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:40 am 
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Maybe I should have shaved... might have been a little less scary.
Thanks for the comments guys! :)

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