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By davidbailie  

Self portraits are a self indulgence - that's a given (and I don't care if you are Rembrandt Smile )-

I came to terms with me because :-

I've spent the last two days trying to get my 550EX to synchronise with the rest of my studio gear - not as easy as it sounds and I thank various folk who put me on the right track SEE HERE ....I've designed and made a cunning little plastic slip in to be used time and again Smile

However I could not expect my wife to sit in on the various tests for two days (Even if I did she wouldn't) so there was I shooting myself -

I think I've cracked the problem!

back to the point - as objective as I can be, I think this is quite amusing - sort of nutterish - alright insane if you like Smile -----See large - It's in the detail !!

Regards Dave

Tags: Studio Male Black and white Fuzzy Untidy Bearded Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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silverwolf 16 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 7:32PM
Superb detail and clarity, excellent lighting and one stunning b/w portrait.

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Scanny 13 29 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 7:38PM
Terrific portrait, great detail and presentation. Good shot
shane 13 7 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 7:40PM

McKenzie 11 22 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 8:07PM
Very nice portrait work.

The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 8:09PM
Viewed large this just comes alive,fantastic SP.
I used to shoot myself but then I got over it and now people take pot shot's at me.
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
19 Jul 2006 8:22PM
I think its great.You deserve a nod for the witty description.Well done.Keep persevering.
Slaterm 11 496 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 8:49PM
good self portrait - we should all indulge ourselves from time to time!!
Imagine23 11 241 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 8:54PM
Something really captivating about this, crop spot on to.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
19 Jul 2006 9:24PM
Looks good to me Dave. Wish I had that hair.

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
19 Jul 2006 9:33PM
No Parrot?????
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
19 Jul 2006 9:52PM
How up the biggy and you can see every pore.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2006 9:58PM
Excellent portrait that works well in b/w.

lwis 11
20 Jul 2006 3:44AM
great portrait..gr8 job
Phoebecat 12 1 Italy
20 Jul 2006 5:44AM
Excellent self-protrait. I was thinking of doing one of my own, but after this great shot I think I'll give it a miss!
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 6:58AM
Thanks all for your generous response - keith he's idling away on some secure perch - he knows when he's well off!

mmmh matt can think of fewer worse reasons for not going for it yourself Smile

One of the real successes of this last session was the consistent tight focus (shooting at f11 helps) -

For those who may be interested my method is to string an object from above at eye level vertically and back to front - just out of frame to the side - focus on the object - set to manual - swing the camera fractionally for framing - park your self with the object adjacent and level with your eyes and voila! no problem

Regards Dave
owp 13 168
20 Jul 2006 8:05AM
. . . really impressive work Davie! . . even if its unkempt / untidy . . and YOU! . . . LOL Smile . . . I'd be happy to view more!

MikeA 13 1.3k England
20 Jul 2006 9:44AM
Striking portrait, worth the few days experimenting.

Desh_M 13 398
20 Jul 2006 11:28AM
impressive has a strong feel in it. like the detail and lighting
CathyT 12 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2006 5:24PM
The small version just doesn't do it justice.........fab in large...
Atlas 14 621 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 4:53PM
Excellent self portrait Dave! Mega sharp too ☼☼☼☼☼

Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
22 Jul 2006 4:32PM
What a characterful looking bloke - who is he? ;o)
davidbailie 14 457 7 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2006 5:34PM
LOl - thanks all - just goes to show Smile

Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
7 Aug 2006 11:07PM
Great self portrait David, think its amoungst the best I`ve seen on here for a while. Nice one.


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