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Apr 24, 2009 07:17 |  #1

I'm relatively new to photography, always learning something new. I wanted to take a picture of myself, matte and frame it and give to my wife as a gift. This what I came up with (less the photoshop frame).


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Apr 24, 2009 08:32 |  #2
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I think the scene is setup perfect; the sky and part of your hat look overexposed though... You may consider taking that shot later in the day when the sky isn't as bright.


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Apr 24, 2009 08:38 |  #3

I like it. It tells a story and I am sure that the photo describes what she loves about your personality. Great job.


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Apr 24, 2009 08:47 |  #4

I think your wife would love this! I like the edit too. If she is not 'into' photography as such she will not even realise the sky is over exposed!


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Apr 24, 2009 09:44 |  #5

Like it a bunch. Great pose. Dog completes shot. Also, perfect use of a guitar as a prop! Actual PLAYER makes use of guitar acceptable every time.

Agree with others that overall, the shot is a bit blown out--probably due to hour of day taken. Maybe a reshoot early morning or evening would reduce some of the sun glare.

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Apr 24, 2009 12:35 |  #6

Other than the blown out sky, it is nice. I think that it would have worked better (for my eyes) if it were black and white. Sepia kills it for me. Good job and keep shooting.




  
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Apr 24, 2009 12:37 as a reply to  @ sr20ser's post |  #7

I tend to agree with the sepia, if it is desaturated a bit it looks fabulous. I think your wife will treasure this one, I would.


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Apr 24, 2009 14:02 |  #8

I think self portraits are though and you did wonderfully. I love the color tone of the sepia and the textures.


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Apr 24, 2009 15:09 |  #9

Very nice..I like it alot.


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Apr 24, 2009 15:21 |  #10

When I say "Dm", it means D minor not D minus :-). I'll add myself to the list of fans... only quip is overexposure. Cheers, Tony


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Apr 24, 2009 15:45 |  #11

Thanks folks.
Like I said, this is all pretty much new to me and I appreciate all the advice y'all are giving.


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Apr 24, 2009 15:47 |  #12

snyderman wrote in post #7795310 (external link)
Like it a bunch. Great pose. Dog completes shot. Also, perfect use of a guitar as a prop! Actual PLAYER makes use of guitar acceptable every time.

Agree with others that overall, the shot is a bit blown out--probably due to hour of day taken. Maybe a reshoot early morning or evening would reduce some of the sun glare.

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Apr 24, 2009 20:30 |  #13

Great photo!! Set up very nicely.


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Apr 24, 2009 21:13 |  #14

I actually like the blown out sky since it draws my attention right to your face. But on the other hand, you have so much set up in the photo that it takes a while to notice it all...

but, I'm a noob too...


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