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a few self portraits. C&C please

 
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Feb 22, 2011 22:01 |  #1

I have very little off camera flash experience, but needed a profile picture for an up coming Chef's for Unicef event. These were all taken with one flash into an umberella, above camera right. I had very little space to distance myself from the wall, to prevent the harsh shadows. but other than that I welcome your C&C. thanks

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Feb 22, 2011 22:03 |  #2

I like them Gary, especially #4.


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Feb 22, 2011 22:06 |  #3

windpig wrote in post #11896081 (external link)
I like them Gary, especially #4.

Thank you very much!


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Feb 22, 2011 22:45 |  #4

I really like the vignette, is that post processing or lighting technique? If it's from a strobe could you explain how to get that look?


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Feb 22, 2011 22:53 |  #5

Personally I think the last one is the strongest of the set. Not a big fan of the crops in 2&3 but a nice job overall. I might clone out the electrical outlets where visible.




  
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Feb 23, 2011 01:40 |  #6

Make sure to get light into the eyes. If its above the brows a slight tilt of the head down can shade eyes.
The wall is being lit by spill from the umbrella?


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Feb 23, 2011 05:08 |  #7

number 5




  
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Feb 23, 2011 06:32 |  #8

thanks everyone.
The vignette is post.
yea the wall plug was just a big over sight on my part, should have known better.
I agree about the light in the eyes, again not having much experience with lighting, never thought about getting it. But thank you.


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Feb 23, 2011 07:10 |  #9

#5 for me




  
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Feb 23, 2011 07:47 |  #10

#5 is my favourite.. actually #3 could be my favourite if not for the crop :)


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Feb 23, 2011 09:23 |  #11

Really nice set, I like your PP. I also like #5 the best. Nice work!


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Feb 23, 2011 09:56 |  #12

nice! Loved #3 ... your 'action' shot!

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Feb 23, 2011 11:05 |  #13

Thank you very much everyone. I have alot to learn. Any one with any advice on making them better?


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Feb 23, 2011 12:05 |  #14

#3 is my favorite, although it could be a tad bit hot (uncalibrated work monitor). But it shows plenty of character


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Feb 23, 2011 12:08 |  #15

thanks for the comment


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