Based on critique last week, tried to improve and play around with lighting today, I "think" I have achieved a more even light, but I appreciate, still loads more to learn.
This is the first self portrait I have done, I absolutely hate myself in front of camera, but was a very good exercise for me, to understand the engagement required with the models to really get the natural look.
So in this particular case, I am not looking for critique on my bored looking face, but more on is this becoming sharper and more technically acceptable as a half decent portrait shot.
I have paid attention to Sooty and Willie from last week, and done the following:
Moved key light closer and 45 degrees of camera,
used a tripod.
fill light to the side
and a third brolly light to the opposite side but slightly less power.
Shot tethered to a laptop with remote control, so kept moving and posing, and adjusting as I went.
Tried two different crops, and I think this one works better. see second version for other.
Also upped the ISO, and fstop based on feedback from last week.
As ever appreciate your feedback and critique, and as you can see I value it immensely, as I put it into practice straight away.
So what would you do next to this, to step it up, or what would you not do, that I have done? etc etc.
EDIT: Despite looking in the mirror for the last 34 years, I have only just realised one of my eyes is significantly smaller than the other!
|Camera:||Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||4 Aug 2012 - 1:38 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Metering Mode:||Center-weighted average|
Awards have been disabled on this photo