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My first attempt at a self-portrait

 
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Nov 15, 2013 13:46 |  #1

Well, how did I do?


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Nov 15, 2013 13:51 |  #2

It was impossible to completely kill the shadow... cramped corner of my living room.


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Nov 15, 2013 14:11 as a reply to  @ cbusjer's post |  #3

Looks pretty good, but that shadow is distracting. I don't know where you shot it, but stepping away from the wall would have killed the shadow some more, as would have throwing some more light at just the background.


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Nov 15, 2013 15:04 |  #4

shadow is crazy! what was the lighting?




  
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Nov 15, 2013 15:32 |  #5

light box overhead. Shoot through umbrella at about 4' high camera right and a flash with a stofen on the ground behind me trying to kill shadow. I was standing in a corner, which I think is the problem.


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Nov 15, 2013 15:51 |  #6

Well besides the shadow, next time lower your head just a bit IMO. Since you are the subject and the photog you can take all the the time you want. Place a full length mirror behind the camera to help with your posing. If it affects your lighting as you are in tight quarters, just cover it before you fire.


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Nov 15, 2013 16:54 |  #7

The mirror is a good idea. Thanks.


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Nov 26, 2013 01:01 |  #8

I would try to bring the camera little higher. If you can't eliminate the shadow you can definitely play with it. The shadow is a little high for me.


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