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    As you may have noticed by now, I don't have a lot of people that'll model for me -- so here's another self-portrait

    Aside from the towel in the background on my chair that's a little distracting, what's wrong with the picture? Should I crop the bottom part a bit more?

    Thank you for your time


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    Camera: Canon EOS 500D
    Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)
    Aperture: f/4.0
    Focal Length: 24 mm
    Exposure: +0.29
    ISO Speed: 200
    Color-Corrected & Cropped in Lightroom.
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  • #2
    Great and Creative Shot!!!

    Cropping the bottom part a little more to put the image in "perfect symmertry" would be what I would do. Looks like that symmertry is a major part of what you want to express, as I see.

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    • #3
      You could crop a little off the bottom, it wouldn't hurt. I would have liked to to see more light used on you. Maybe a fill flash?

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      • #4
        Hi! Very nice self portrait; creative use of the tile floors, I like it!

        Aside from the cropping, which I agree would help, I think there is a white balance issue going on as well. Is your shirt white? There seems to be an orange-ish/pink-ish tone to it on my monitor.

        If corrected, it may brighten the image up a bit.
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        • #5
          Hi. Thank you, I appreciate all for your comments. As suggested, I've cropped it and adjusted the white balance.
          I think the towel in the background is much more apparent now though. Is it or am I thinking too much into it?

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          Last edited by Alphameeyn; 08-14-2009, 08:31 AM.
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          • #6
            cropped and much better, about the b'ground, it is a bit distracting.
            Thanks..
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            • #7
              I think the towel does get more distracting with the correct white balance but you could always get rid of it, or downplay it a bit like this.
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              Or you could just get rid of all the distractions in the background. But then your hair may blend in a bit too much.
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              Last edited by Katie_Belmont; 08-14-2009, 02:35 PM.
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              • #8
                I think the edit is much better with the crop and white balance. The towel is more distracting, but as Katie suggested, easily removed with some burning.
                Aimee
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                • #9
                  Wow, thanks a lot Katie. I really like the edit with the backround blacked out. You're right about the hair though. But when I converted it to Black & White, the hair thing wasn't too much of a problem anymore and the whole picture looked so much better.
                  Thank you everyone for your help

                  Last edited by Alphameeyn; 08-14-2009, 05:03 PM.
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