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Collection: Third
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: My dining room
Date: Feb 2, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20s
Galleries: Humorous, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2008

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Comments: 13
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I'd always planned to do more of this kind of shot after my first effort:

I'm not entirely happy with this:
- although the camera was level, it was pointed off to the right, so the perspective seems off
- the bright part of the left shoulder on the guy facing away looks like a badly used flash, but it's really sunlight from a window behind me reflecting off our coffee table

This was supposed to be an easy one - nowhere near the four hours of masking needed for the other one. But I didn't realize how much the three guys on the left overlapped.

Lit with the chandelier and sunlight through the window in the frame and behind me. No flash.

This is four layers. From the bottom up:
1) Robed guy on left
2) Guy in the middle facing the robed guy
3) Standing guy on right
4) T-shirt guy in the middle

The t-shirt is from my graduate school days. The quote is from writer Toni Morrison: "As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think."

Seemed pretty appropriate, since our degree was in public administration!

If you want to try this yourself, check out my tutorial. :)

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02/29/2008 05:01:03 AM
Well done. It takes quite a bit of effort to take all these shots in different costumes.
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02/03/2008 04:15:19 PM
These kind of shots are always fun!
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02/03/2008 11:38:06 AM
I remember your other multi-you. This one's great too, well done.
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02/03/2008 01:10:09 AM
great shot. I always love these types of shots. The guy in the braves hat may want to avoid the sports page if he doesn't want to cry on a regular basis:P
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02/02/2008 08:37:01 PM
Nice one Jeff
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02/02/2008 08:04:28 PM
I think the guy on the right takes life too seriously.

Good on you for getting a multiple you in so early.
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02/02/2008 05:47:46 PM
Nice fun image, Very great I also enjoy the interaction. You did an extremely nice job of masking this all together. Very nice. I had to look a bit to find the 'bright spot' you were talking about, for me I see it more on the back of the arm stead the shoulder. Didn't really notice it till I went looking for it.
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02/02/2008 04:16:39 PM
I like how you're interacting with yourself! Looks like a fun shot to do.
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02/02/2008 03:20:07 PM
Still only counts as one:) And you should really stop hanging out with yourself so much. Fun shot.
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02/02/2008 03:08:30 PM
i love doing shoots like these, though i've only successfully done 2, they are so much fun.
I love the different yous interacting.
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02/02/2008 02:34:56 PM
No no no. You can't get away with four in one, silly Jeffrey. Love your playful side. Keep em coming.
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02/02/2008 02:23:58 PM
No, this does NOT count as FOUR!!! But, it is the first multiple ME photo!! I am proud :)

I love the attitudes of you all around the table there... waking up is hard to do huh?? ;)
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02/02/2008 02:16:43 PM
Love it, Jeffrey. Glad to see you're in. Wife's worst nightmare?

Your flash put a weird shadow/higlight up around the corner of the window. it's a bit distracting.
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