Brutal self (critique please)

Discussion in 'People' started by cwilt, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    After everyone was asleep I went to the basement studio to play with the S5. Did many self portraits with soft lighting but it just wasn't right. This is the one I liked most for some reason.

    Hope you were not eating when you saw this.:eek:

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  2. MikeyD40

    MikeyD40

    151
    Feb 18, 2007
    Arlington, TX
    I must say it is kinda creepy, but I like it...kinda reminds me of this:

    Number23.
     
  3. No offense here but in this shot you look creepy and would scary the hell out of me!
     
  4. I like the lighting, the overall sharpness, the processing and the effect. It was not meant to be a glamor portrait and it isn't.
     
  5. Seth

    Seth

    317
    Jun 6, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    I agree with Gordon. I think it's great.
     
  6. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Looks like I achieved the effect I was after. :smile: Gordon nailed it. The glam stuff just isn't for me, so I went with something a little bit harder. :wink:

    Thanks for looking and giving me you opinions.
     
  7. Great shot Charles! I don't think it's scary at all, it's an honest look at a reflection of life. I feel that most artist self portraits are windows into the hearts and minds of the self. I think your thread title "Brutal self" is a wonderful caption for a captured image of the thoughts and doubts that reside in all of us.... well, at least the sane among us anyway...

    Well done!
     
  8. I like it. Just put some numbers across your chest.
     
  9. I can hardly wait until Amanda sees this.
    I can just hear her now.
    Daddy, why are you taking your picture instead of mine.

    Actually Charles, I think this has lots of character!
    Nice job.

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  10. Quite a character id say. Serious and almost a little evil looking.

    Not my really my taste, but i think you pulled it off nevertheless.

    I tried a self portrait a while ago, getting the focus spot on was pita.
     
  11. LMAO:biggrin:
     
  12. Too cool Charles............. just too COOL!!!!!!!!!! :cool::cool::cool:

    G
     
  13. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    I think we all get caught up in the glam style and sometimes it can be refreshing to go the opposite way. To show that we all don't have perfect skin, symetrical face, etc, etc, can be very refreshing. Now... I wouldn't consider doing this to a client unless that is what they ask for. The odds are against that I think.:wink:

    Hmmmm..... thats usually white letters on a black board...... interesting.:smile:

    She saw it and said, "Dad, you look old." LOL

    LMAO:biggrin:

    Self portraits can be a pain for sure. Thats a nice normal shot you have of yourself.

    Thanks Graeme.
     
  14. Haibane

    Haibane

    838
    Aug 14, 2006
    Smyrna, Georgia
    Charles mind telling us about your PP method?
     
  15. Ottrott's Human

    Ottrott's Human

    May 21, 2006
    USA
    Very cool Charles......Draganizer action?
     
  16. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Lighting was a single strobe with a standard reflector high above and in front. Flagged off the background and a silver reflector that I made for doing B&W's under and just out of frame.

    The main effect was created on a duplicate layer, high pass filter set to color burn. This is the mild version.:wink: My first choice was much more evil.

    Thanks Woody. Its good to step outside of ones normal stuff sometimes.

    Probably a simple version of what is done with a draganizer. See above comments. The only actions I use are for workflow steps.
     
  17. cotdt

    cotdt

    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    i love it! you look like you're about to kill
     
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