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Mar 24, 2007 23:04 |  #1

I wanted to add a pic to my bio on my website, so here's my attempt. It's fairly small, but this is close to the size I want to publish it, so I thought it was appropriate. C+C apprecaited!


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Mar 24, 2007 23:23 |  #2

As an alternative, here's one with a skateboard helmet for no apparent reason. BTW - it is Saturday night at 10:22pm where I live now and I'm at home doing this.


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Mar 24, 2007 23:25 |  #3

It looks like you did well...why are you pinching your chin?


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Mar 24, 2007 23:30 |  #4

JaertX wrote in post #2925875 (external link)
It looks like you did well...why are you pinching your chin?

I guess I associated that with looking as though I was in thought. I also need a place to put that hand and it held my head in frame, so it was a 2fer.

I also thought that taking a portrait with a skateboard helmet on was a lot funnier while I was doing it, so who knows?


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Mar 24, 2007 23:32 |  #5

I gotcha...sorry, it's late I guess. I see it now, but at first it looked like you were pinching your chin...heh heh. (I shouldn't post this late, really)


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Mar 25, 2007 00:08 |  #6

Pinch doesn't work for me. It is a bit distracting. I would go with Thinking Man before pinch chin.




  
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Mar 25, 2007 00:50 |  #7

While the 2nd one is probably more humorous, I prefer the 1st one. The chin-pinching isn't as severe and I just like the comp. better.


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Mar 25, 2007 06:21 |  #8

I think the first one would be great except for the hand.

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Mar 25, 2007 08:02 |  #9

I like the helmet (especially if you are an advit boarder), it makes you look like you are deciding what trick to pull off next.


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Mar 25, 2007 08:15 as a reply to  @ spaceCow's post |  #10

I, too, like the first one, but my thought about the "chin pinching" was that it was more contrived than natural. Besides, it gets in the way of your thoughtful face.;)


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Mar 25, 2007 13:13 as a reply to  @ PuppyDogMom's post |  #11

Thanks for the feedback guys. My girlfriend came home last night and reinforced everyones opionion of "what the heck are you doing with your hand?"

I'm leaning towards using this one. Look mah, no hands! Man, self portraits are tough. The model never cooperates!


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Mar 25, 2007 16:32 |  #12

The last one is the best. It just looks more natural.


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Mar 25, 2007 19:46 |  #13

As a last resort you might try a smile. Lighten up, it might even attract a customer.
I don't know what it is with us guys. We feel like we have to look way too serious or down right menacing.




  
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Mar 25, 2007 22:56 |  #14

I really liked the first, the pose was good...just the hand thing. Either way, you've got it figured out it seems!


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Mar 25, 2007 23:29 |  #15

Last one is the most natural looking but the angle of the pose combined with the DOF makes the shot look a bit like it's for a license or passport. The lighting is pretty good though.


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