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Is This Really Me?
Is This Really Me?

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Challenge: Self-Portrait Revisited (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Washago, ON
Date: Jun 17, 2003
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/110
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2003

Not as easy as it looks! I must have taken over 100 shots, playing with different lighting and poses. Used two 500 watt halogen lamps (man, are they ever hot to pose under!), a 75 watt light, and the soft setting on the camera. Rotated, cropped, and adjusted levels, brightness and contrast in Photoshop. No sharpening. I hope this does well during voting. This is one of the most flattering photos ever taken of me, and it is comparable to one taken of me by a professional wedding photographer in the early 80s.

Place: 141 out of 222
Avg (all users): 5.0659
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9774
Avg (non-participants): 5.1500
Views since voting: 789
Votes: 273
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/24/2003 04:47:21 AM
Very nice shot, but the wrinkles in the backdrop show a little to clearly... I think a shallow dof, blurring out the backdrop, would have added alot to this shot.
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06/23/2003 09:33:14 PM
I like this very much, i like the flower, make's a nice touch. 10
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06/23/2003 06:40:16 PM
A beautiful, classic portrait.
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06/23/2003 04:44:00 AM
This is a pretty good portrait in terms of the subject. The background is too wrinkly which is easily solved... move away from it so it isn't immediately behind you. The shadow at the bottom is pretty distracting too.
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06/21/2003 12:33:37 AM
An overall very nicely taken classic style of self portrait. The wrinkle in the sheet and the different shadings of greys in it near the bottom, seem to detract from the photo though as they take my attention away from you.
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06/19/2003 09:20:31 PM
a lovely image of a lovely lovely woman. Who is lucky to have her gracing their world????
06/19/2003 12:40:39 PM
Comments: you look uncomfortable in this pic, which is a minus. Wistful would work, or happy, better. Would like the rose to be more prominent -- looks like it's an afterthought in this pic. Like the backdrop very much (looks like steps or something), as well as the lighting. The composition also works, because of where your gaze is directed.
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06/19/2003 08:10:37 AM
I'm no expert, but I personally would have liked a little more light on you. The backdrop seems brighter than the subject. I like that you are a tad off-center in the framing.
06/18/2003 12:24:50 PM
Nice soft focus on this shot.
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06/18/2003 11:46:11 AM
great lighting. well done.
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06/18/2003 10:58:55 AM
I think a portrait should reveal some character of the model. Did your picture accomplish that? Yes! Good job.
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06/18/2003 04:11:02 AM
I don't know where you come from, but this picture somehow makes you look extremely American.. Very odd. Anyway, not a bad portrait, but the lighting is a bit erratic and the focus / sharpness could do with some improbement. You have quite a noticable face - perhaps for the next session of portraits zoom in a lot closer and get some eye contact with the camera? (6)
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