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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Nikon D40X
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Date: Dec 2, 2007
Galleries: Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 3, 2007

Thanks for all the comments,they're very helpful!! I wish I had the right place and lighting for this shot,I think it probably would have done better..maybe next time :)
to answer a question...no I don't play the bass,so yes it was (one of) my first times holding it like I was playing.. :( I want to learn how to play,but for right now it's just a prop (for me..my boyfriend is really good at it!)

Place: 191 out of 241
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Views since voting: 921
Views during voting: 573
Votes: 321
Comments: 17
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12/13/2007 01:35:38 AM
Good pose, good props (love the duct tape on the case). I think it's probably already been mentioned that the lighting is a bit harsh - lemme read... Yep. Someone suggested shoplights - those are pretty handy (but they get hot!) or see if you can find a good urban setting for a shot like this. I much prefer using natural light when I can - mostly because I don't have any fancy studio lights but also because it makes shots more "real" to me. Good job getting yourself in focus - that's one of the hardest things to do with a self-portrait!
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12/12/2007 12:48:54 AM
Great shot CJ! Funny thing is I glanced through some of these during voting. I looked at this shot, but did not recognize you. LOL

I think you did a good job of getting the camera a bit higher, so that the flash from the camera causes the shadow to be slightly downword in direction. I agree with others that the light is a bit harsh for this type of shot.

The great thing with photoshop is that you can go to a hardware store and buy a haologen work light or two, and play with set ups for lighting and actually shoot with them. your camera will have a setting for that type of light, or just shoot in black and white...have some fun with it.

Great job.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 07:20:08 PM
You had this very nice, in a wrong place. This is my opinion only, you could do the same thing in a street, or basement... some place more dramatic. Also, a little more tight dof, bit more dark edges on the photo would make this photo excellent :) Overall, it's a good photo :)
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12/09/2007 06:44:39 PM
Harsh lighting.
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12/07/2007 06:06:34 PM
Nice pose, I love the guitar case. I'm finding the brightness a little at odds with the rocker look.
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12/07/2007 03:28:45 PM
I think this is a great SP, cause you kept the guitar in your hands, and not covering your face. I would have really loved to see this SP with maybe a graffitied wall or alley. Great composition though.
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12/07/2007 03:36:22 AM
lighting looks to be very flat
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12/07/2007 12:20:21 AM
Can I make a request???

Looks like you might have a thing with duct tape.
12/06/2007 01:20:22 PM
The flash is a little bright for me but your stance is great. BB
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12/06/2007 12:51:37 PM
Girl + Bass = always good!
12/06/2007 12:23:11 AM
I like your ambivalence to the camera and focus on the instrument
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12/05/2007 07:57:29 PM
Hey nice bass nice boots but remember that this is a photo contest add some interest other than just the subject. Think background, lighting etc.
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12/05/2007 04:13:12 PM
Oooh, sexy girl playing a bass :-)
12/05/2007 03:23:18 PM
I am sorry, you look so uninspired. You also look like you're holding the bassguitar for the very first time.
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12/05/2007 03:22:48 PM
Cropped a little tight and the lighting is a bit harsh, but I am still convinced that you rock. :) Good luck, and get yourself a new guitar case. :)
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12/05/2007 01:39:09 PM
Fun hobby? Just posing or do you actually play?
12/05/2007 08:16:55 AM
Too blurry. Love the duct tape though.
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