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By shydallah
self portrait:timer not find some one interested to stand infront of me in this picture.pls,coment is this picture is ok?

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aeras 6 6 Cyprus
8 Jun 2012 7:55PM
mohammad hi,

I find that posing is ok and cropping is good considering is a self portrait.
By using your on camera flash and your lens near its wider setting , you have created a somehow flat portrait that looks like a snapshot.
your shutter speed reads half a second (I cannot guess why is set so low , maybe the camera is set on night mode?) and even with an aperture of f:8 , slow shutter speed may be the reason for loosing detail , due to movement.
Lastly the dark patches on your shirt draw the eye of someone looking at your portrait away from you face.

Next time , if possible, get a bit away from the background , use a longer focal setting , avoid on camera flash and try to use natural light (Window light ?)

Take care

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pablophotographer 6 952 335
9 Jun 2012 10:09AM
For me this is a complete recovery from all the mistakes of the previous portrait photographs you had taken in horizontal rather than vertical setting. I shall bypass the fact that you had not responded to my mail or comments on your last portrait photograph and I shall congratulate you for this new beginning in photography and in life in general. All the best shydallah. I wish you live long and make yourself proud and people happy with nice pictures.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
9 Jun 2012 4:04PM
Its nice to see the man behind the lens Muhammad!

The shot can do with sharpening and contrast as in my mod. Look like its very hot there!


paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 9:04PM
This is a pretty good formal pleasant portrait. It just needs a touch more contrast and, whilst reasonably sharp, it needs to be pin sharp. Male portraits are almost always best very sharp indeed - it suits the male face.

11 Jun 2012 11:00AM
my special thanks to all for your coments on my self photo.fedup from the hot to shoot nicely.
i hope i can do my picture this time i am regularly in work place.for the last six years i could not work regularly due to my illness.about my self portrait,there was time once my picture was looking excellent and attractive while i was 18 or 20years present i am 62 years and 5 month old.last 6 years i did not get courage to shoot my self portrait.even i afraid when i saw my shadow on the god after recovered from illness all my friends here joking i am looking like a young man.all my family member in my country are very happy when they saw my live video.
i am really greatfull to all of you for ever.all of you wishes my quick recovery from the illness.
best regards
pablophotographer 6 952 335
13 Jun 2012 10:21PM
Well, you don't look your age shydallah; enjoy life , fsmily, friends and photography as much as you can.
14 Jun 2012 12:08PM
hi,pablophotographer.thank you so much for yor coment.
i hope next time y7ou could find some my self portrait.problem no one near me to hold the camera vartically.any way i will try again self timer shoot.
best regards

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