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First indoor self portraits, critique please

 
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Jan 31, 2010 11:06 |  #1

These are my first two indoor headshot self portraits.

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B800 HOBD boomed & socked just over my head by about 2 feet angled directly at me on about 1/8th power.

B800 behind the HORRIBLY wrinkled white sheet behind me on full power to blow it out, haha.

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I can see that I need to drop the power on the rear light to get rid of my red ear, or move away from the BG.


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Jan 31, 2010 11:30 |  #2

I see some things that can be improved but overall I think you got good exposure and a nice kicker.

I would have taken the picture from higher above, a tad higher than eye level, bigger catchlights in the eyes, the shoulders are square to camera and could have been turned a tad.

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Jan 31, 2010 11:44 as a reply to  @ breadandbutter's post |  #3

Thanks for the tips.

This one is angled, but not higher yet, that one will be next.

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Decided to check it in B&W...
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Jan 31, 2010 13:39 as a reply to  @ Gr8outdrsmn's post |  #4

And lastly, here is one with the camera slightly elevated above me. My tripod wouldn't allow me to go any higher so I had to take a seat to get this, haha. I am 6'5'' tall, so that was my only option.


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I would greatly appreciate any comment, criticisms, tips, or advice that anyone would like to share. Be it good or bad, I want to hear it so I can improve on my technique.

Thanks for looking!

Oh, did I mention, I HATE having my picture taken haha.

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Jan 31, 2010 14:01 |  #5

I think it is a big improvement from the last shot. Although you might want to be careful on amount of white on each side of the iris, it may be a good idea to balance them. Another thing I may add is when doing the 3/4 view, the tip of the nose could line up with the inner part of the eye.


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Jan 31, 2010 19:22 |  #6

The last shot is a huge improvement over the first shot but I feel in all of them that there needs to be a bit more sharpening on the eyes the eyes are not popping like they should. Good job over all.


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Jan 31, 2010 19:51 |  #7

I like the last ones more than the ones in your first thread. Good job




  
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Jan 31, 2010 20:28 |  #8

Thanks you guys. As far as sharpening the eyes, i will try my best to do it, but it will take some trial and error with these self portraits. When shooting others though, it is SO much easier, haha.

IF the rain holds off Tuesday I should have some shots that evening for you guys. I say IF because I had 5 people lined up for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to do shoots. ALL 5 had to cancel because of the freaking rain/snow!!! I couldn't believe it. I pray Tuesday goes better for me.


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