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Self Portrait, rip me to shreds!

 
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Dec 30, 2010 17:56 |  #1

Took a self portrait using a tripod and natural light. This was taken a whileeee back but I haven't had time to develope and scan my latest shoots. Heck I haven't had time to do any real shoots in quite a while!

Anyways, heres the picture.

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Dec 30, 2010 18:53 |  #2

You are an old camera. There is a guy holding you.


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Dec 30, 2010 18:54 |  #3

ps.... I have a ft QL and still shoot quite a bit with it so rock on.


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Dec 30, 2010 20:04 as a reply to  @ vpnd's post |  #4

i like it because it's unique!




  
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Jan 01, 2011 02:06 |  #5

As for being a self Portrait, I cannot see you, the subject, Unless as vpnd pointed out you are the camera. Aside from that its very well done.


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Jan 01, 2011 14:48 |  #6

Cool. I take it as a portrait of you as a longtime shooter and like it for that.

You might want the top of the noble FX to be dead straight.


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Jan 01, 2011 15:18 |  #7

mystic97z wrote in post #11544289 (external link)
i like it because it's unique!

Not really. Photographers have been doing this since the beginning of photography.
Nice shot though.




  
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Jan 02, 2011 15:07 |  #8

Usually you as the subject let us see one eye. I like the image. We just can't see enough of your face to distinguish you.


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Jan 02, 2011 20:08 |  #9

The amount of grain/ noise is a total turnoff.


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Jan 03, 2011 05:54 |  #10

corkneyfonz wrote in post #11560637 (external link)
The amount of grain/ noise is a total turnoff.

Im pretty sure that the OP was going for an old film look hence the grain. But I guess it all comes down to preferences and what we perceive to be pleasing to the eye.


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Jan 03, 2011 09:20 |  #11

corkneyfonz wrote in post #11560637 (external link)
The amount of grain/ noise is a total turnoff.

I disagree.. IMO, people are way too obsessed with noise these days.

I actually like how you've hidden both eyes, but given us just enough of your left one to draw us in.. kind of like photgrapher peek-a-boo. Lighting is good, seeing as how it was ambient.. focus is good.. It's not terribly interesting, but it is what it is. The older camera was a nice touch, seems to be in pretty decent condition too.

I'd be very happy with it for a bio/about page or credit.


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Jan 03, 2011 20:15 |  #12

vpnd wrote in post #11559092 (external link)
Usually you as the subject let us see one eye. I like the image. We just can't see enough of your face to distinguish you.

According to his profile, he is a 19 year old from sweden, and wants to become a war photographer before he turns 20. Which wont happen because he would have to get a contract with AP or some other photo ****s. And since hes posting a selfportrait for critique on the internet I can only assume that wont happen anytime soon.

But hey you could always hangout in downtown stockholm and wait for another terrorist to blow himself up. Which is a direct result of Swedens liberal government and horrible immigration laws. "HEY LETS LET PEOPLE WHO HARBOR RADICAL BELIEFS FROM THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES MOVE TO A HIGHLY MODERN LIBERAL COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY WOULD FIT IN GREAT AND TOLERATING THE INTOLERABLE IS WHAT BEING A LIBERAL NATION IS ALL ABOUT!!!!" (this is why Norway well always be better than Sweden, most stable currency in the world... Royksopp... Boats!)

And with side-swept hair like that and the fact that he owns a film camera but instead of actually shooting a self portrait with it and getting the film developed, then scanning it and uploading it (that would be too hard) he set up a tripod and took a photo with his digital camera, converted it to B&W and added TOO MUCH noise in photoshop....

I can distinguish that this fine young nordic man, is indeed... a hipster! :wink:

Oh yeah the photo! Crops too tight, blacks aren't dark enough, not enough contrast, fix your levels... let us see at least half of your face and try to not scrunge up your face when you take the picture.


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Jan 03, 2011 20:19 |  #13

I like it. Maybe a bit more contrast. Like grain.




  
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Jan 03, 2011 21:25 |  #14

pixelsoldier wrote in post #11562903 (external link)
Im pretty sure that the OP was going for an old film look hence the grain. But I guess it all comes down to preferences and what we perceive to be pleasing to the eye.

ummm can u spell TRI-X?


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Jan 04, 2011 05:26 |  #15

more contrast wouldn't be bad.


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