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Self Portrait

By MossyOak  
Many thanks for the comments on yesterdays Wren and especially to Ron (Maiwand) for the User Award, really appreciated. Today something quite different really.

An experiment to try a single 500 Bowens light with a Beauty Dish and Honeycombe from the side and a black bg to get half light and half shadow. A bit of fun on a wet afternoon.
Soon have my studio built and then fully setup. Smile and lots of practice and courses.

Tags: Self Portraits and people

Voters: martinjp, Cor, Silverzone and 20 more


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pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:34AM
as a self portrait its very good Richard BUT you look a bit tense and under pressure, try a smileWink

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MossyOak 5 22 15 England
23 Apr 2012 9:36AM

Quote:As a self portrait its very good Richard BUT you look a bit tense and under pressure, try a smileWink

Many thanks Ann, but I didn't want a smile just a profile. There you go have a smile SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:56AM
Nice one Mr Oak...like the soft treatment.

Keith
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
23 Apr 2012 10:13AM

Quote:Nice one Mr Oak...like the soft treatment.

Keith


Being quite new to this Keith, what is soft treatment, do you mean light or detail?

Richard
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
23 Apr 2012 1:33PM
Great shot Richard. I can see the new lights are going to prove themselves most useful. Lighting seems appropriate. I thought maybe the left side of the face was a bit dark but you have cleverly made sure to highlight the left eye which adds far more depth to the face. Spot on matey.
Ron
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
23 Apr 2012 1:35PM
Many thanks Ron. I can't light myself too much it might scare people away Wink
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 4:10PM
Richard, mission accomplished with this photo. I know exactly the effect you where looking to get and it works. I think the technical term is split lighting, lends itself to dramatic effect where one side is lit and the other in shadow. Due to the dramatic nature of the light often subjects take a more dramatic pose (like you).

I am not an expert but I like it, great to play with this stuff.

David
Metro6R4 6 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 6:55PM
Hi Richard, did you say you have used a beauty dish.........Tongue
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
23 Apr 2012 9:37PM

Quote:Hi Richard, did you say you have used a beauty dish.........Tongue


Haha thanks Paul. Think i'll take it back, it didn't work Wink
Thats my 1000 yard stare. Ron will know that one.
ringyneck 10 315 18 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2012 9:52PM

Quote:Nice one Mr Oak...like the soft treatment.

Keith
Being quite new to this Keith, what is soft treatment, do you mean light or detail?

Richard



Hi Richard.....He he, I thought exactly the same just after I made the comment.
Yes in wildlife "soft" would be a bad thing but in this case I meant that it was not overdone on harsh details...in my case it would be all wrinkles etc.
So don't worry it worked out well.

Keith
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
23 Apr 2012 11:15PM
Many thanks for clarifying Keith Smile
Richsr 10 91 223 England
24 Apr 2012 12:00PM
Good details and tones Richard.
For me looking at the catch lights and shadows/ brights , the light could have been slightly higher and prehaps a touch more right of youra that would have help to sort the two bright areas on the shadow side of the face.
Regards Richard
MossyOak 5 22 15 England
24 Apr 2012 12:59PM
Thanks so much for that advice Richard. I realised last night whilst reading up, I had the light at eye level rather than about 20 degs higher.
Really appreciate your very experienced view and critique.
24 Apr 2012 8:09PM
I like the shadow on the right (as I look at it) and the glint in the eye is spot on - that is the photographic side of me - the woman side of me says put your collar straight and stop frowning!!! Grin Overall I think this is a particularly pleasing image and something I would not have a clue to even start with! Definitely like the mono touch. Well done for doing something different Richard! Lou

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