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Challenge: Overexposed (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Date: Sep 1, 2008
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Studio, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Sep 1, 2008

This was actually a test shot for an idea for the challenge. I never had a chance to re-shoot but I was pretty happy with this one anyway!

I didn't really expect it to get above 6, thought it would be closer to 5.5 so i'm really pleased.

It's against a white wall in my home office with one softbox behind me pointing up at the wall and another softbox touching the lens on camera left slightly higher then eye level. Then just a very small reflector to camera right held by myself.

I was shooting tethered to the computer so I could see the results and tried a number of different expressions.

It was always the plan to go for a close crop and convert to black and white with blown out skin but dark features.


Place: 25 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.1087
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9667
Avg (non-participants): 6.1774
Views since voting: 941
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 184
Comments: 9
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07/20/2010 12:40:54 PM
This is a nice portrait. I love the overexposure here. I have got to try this sometime.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/09/2008 06:18:43 PM
Nicely done! 8
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09/09/2008 04:44:53 AM
Exactly, and it works. I have my petty reservation about the crop, but the graphic effect has really come through...
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09/08/2008 12:48:58 AM
Nice portrair here. I would have liked even better with eyes sharper and in focus.
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09/05/2008 11:05:20 PM
Between exposure and processing this verges on the edge of looking like a line drawing. Expression of the model is hard to read, but at least it is thought provoking.
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09/05/2008 07:17:56 PM
He has a sad face. Overexposure is good but I am not sure about the tight crop.
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09/05/2008 05:56:49 AM
This is what I want from an overexposed portrait. Works very well for me.
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09/04/2008 07:54:22 AM
Very nice, the sharpness and his expression are great.
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09/03/2008 08:01:26 PM
why is he so sad?
i like the graphicness of this and the face expression
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