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I've been asked for a head & shoulders shot of myself for an award I'm receiving from Purdue University. This is the photo that will be sent to newspapers and other publications as well as put on Purdue's website. It is an award given for my contributions to the field of education, especially for my work with integrating technology into education. So, I'd like the image to exhibit a friendly, but also professional and edgy look.

So, I've given it a shot. Studio work is not my thing, but I thought is was worth a try.
I'd appreciate comments and critique for improving. Thanks!

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Green's a bad color for a shirt, blue/white is better
The tie is distracting
Dark tones look like mud in newspapers, high key is better
I'd crop closer on the face

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Thanks. Good suggestions about the shirt/tie. What about the lighting & pose?

Post #3, Mar 18, 2006 16:58:36


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I think the lighting is good. I think you should be leaning into the photo a little bit more, and it should be cropped a little tighter. Probably about the pocket in your shirt. Click on the "image editing allowed" and I'll give it a wack for you if you'd like.

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LIghting is very well done IMO. Pose is OK but perhaps turn a bit more to face the camera and crop closer to the face. I agree with DocFrankenstein on the shirt and tie.

And congratulations, it sounds like quite an accomplishment.

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lighting is ok... I'd add a hair light though. The top of your head sort of disapears in the background.

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image>adjustmens >replace color. for shirt and some dodge ang burn on the head.

Post #7, Mar 18, 2006 21:39:37 as a reply to JMHPhotography's post 36 minutes earlier.


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Ups, there is no image editing ok beside your name...
I'll remove this in a jiffy.

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I agree with forkball, add a hair light to make you stand out from the background. I don't know much about the fashion, I have a hard time picking my own clothing. Otherwise you did an awesome job, congratulations are in order for the photo and the award.

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Thanks...for the critique and the congrats! It is quite an honor, which is why I want to be sure I've got a descent photograph to submit. I will re-shoot tomorrow with different shirt/tie, add a hairlight and adjust the pose a little bit. Its tougher than it looks using the timer to do this! Maybe my wife will be able to to help tomorrow though ;) I'll repost the results tomorrow for more critique.

BTW, here are last year's winners and a little about the awards: Distiguished Alumni Awardsexternal link

...looking at some of these photos, I'm thinking that mine might be just fine! ;)

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Here's what I was getting at. Shoot for this angle...but have your right arm on your right knee...so you have more of a "base". Sit up straight, and lean forward just a little.

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dsze wrote:
...looking at some of these photos, I'm thinking that mine might be just fine! ;)

Looking at some of those photos I think you have a chance as a second career in photography...:lol:

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ootsk wrote:
Here's what I was getting at. Shoot for this angle...but have your right arm on your right knee...so you have more of a "base". Sit up straight, and lean forward just a little.

i would like see more of the other shoulder too.

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2 More tries; am I getting closer?

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Post #14, Mar 19, 2006 15:17:13 as a reply to Livinthalife's post 12 hours earlier.


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For the edgy look I suggest a piecing. Maybe an eyebrow ring ;-)a

I'd go for an open shirt and blue: relaxed but authoritative.

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