My First Self-Portrait (B&W)

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Hi all,

The wife and kids are away this week and as the weather is sooo awful, I thought I would try my luck with some lighting.

This is a single SB-800, into a brolly.

Oh, and I only had one 'model' - ME!

Very rare to get into a shot myself, but I thought I would share this one.

I really welcome your thoughts... Is the crop too tight? Is the pp too much? Is it just plain awful?

Thanks,

Paul

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hmm a brolly? interesting - I have a brolly - I use it to make black n tans (mmmm beer)

but I think in his meaning is an umbrella :)
 
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Brolly-Umbrella (darn Texans, need educating on everything--Remember Gary P Nunn's song with Jerry Jeff?)

I like the shot--lighting and shadows are brooding and mysterious while the eyes say "I'm friendly"!

How did you get the focus so spot on?
 
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Brolly-Umbrella (darn Texans, need educating on everything--Remember Gary P Nunn's song with Jerry Jeff?)

I like the shot--lighting and shadows are brooding and mysterious while the eyes say "I'm friendly"!

How did you get the focus so spot on?

Thanks! The focus was pretty lucky - I set an Aperture of f8 to give me some DOF, point the camera in the general direct of where I was sitting, and used the remote release...

I was so suprised with how many 'keepers' I got!

Paul
 
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Thanks! The focus was pretty lucky - I set an Aperture of f8 to give me some DOF, point the camera in the general direct of where I was sitting, and used the remote release...

I was so suprised with how many 'keepers' I got!

Paul



Thanks--I should try that--my wife is scared to touch my camera!
 
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IMHO This shot strait up would be more powerful.the shadowing i mean lighting is very nice.
 

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