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By xchloeknight
Self portrait. Im not sure whether its too dark?
Comments welcomedSmile

Tags: Self portrait Close-up and macro Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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chrishanley 11 48 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2008 4:13PM
beautiful striking image and great composition. I feel it just needed a tweak with curves in CS. I've added an example in modifications.
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banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4169 Canada
31 Dec 2008 4:16PM
This is a very good shot Chloe.

Whether it too dark or not is really up to you, - what did you want to portray?

The title is Dark, - so in one sense its not dark enough perhaps?

Ive loaded 3 mods.

First is the original shot with a little less of a red tone, and the eyes are a little brighter.

Second is lighter, but with a closer crop.

Third is much darker. For me, - the darkest one is best, - make sure that whichever route you choose that the eys need to be sharp and not too dark.

I hope you find this helpful Chloe,


Tom_Charles 15 279
31 Dec 2008 4:47PM
Chloe, I love the image youve posted. Ive added a couple of mods. My main suggestion to you, certainly with your self portraits is, concentrate on making your face the point of focus, with your lighting, especially your eyes theyre fab.

Keep up the good work Smile

lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
31 Dec 2008 5:22PM
Excellent lighting. Full of mystery
Iain_Proudfoot 14 40 2 Ireland
31 Dec 2008 7:04PM
Breath-taking work.

Warm regards, Iain.
optik 11 15 1 England
31 Dec 2008 10:44PM
no, it's not too dark, it's 'low key'. gr8 lighting btw.
MrsS 14 4.5k 18 England
1 Jan 2009 1:24PM
Not too dark for me, either.

A belated welcome to EPZ, Chloe, I promise I will catch up with your Portfolio in the not too distant future.

Keep 'em coming Smile

Fran x
Section Editor, Junior Gallery
NickParry 15 1.0k 79 Wales
2 Jan 2009 3:03PM
I don't think that it is too dark. Perhaps a little post-processing effect will add to the image, such as a Dragan effect. If you google 'Dragan Effect' there will be a few methods for you to try.

Nick Smile
saxy 12 Slovenia
3 Jan 2009 9:52PM
Beautiful Wink
basu 12 India
5 Jan 2009 9:43AM
beautiful capture, basu

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