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Self portrait

Postby ozimax on Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:28 pm

Self portraits are really confronting, especially when you have a face like mine, tailor-made for radio! :rotfl2:

Anyway, here's an off the cuff portrait from this morning. Actually I had no intention of photographing as I was busy doing a live zoom meeting, but after that was finished I thought I'd fire off a few shots seeing I had the room all set up. Single LED (5600K) through small softbox. Fuji X-s10 + 10-24 F4 super wide angle lens. It's not known as a portrait lens but it's what I was using at the time. Anyway here's the shot, processed with a tiny bit of influence from Portrait Pro/PS CC.

ImageFraser250921a by Ozimax, on Flickr

And here's one of my second son, who was helping me set up last night for this morning's video sessions:

ImageDave250921a by Ozimax, on Flickr
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Re: Self portrait

Postby gstark on Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:26 am

You're looking very John Clarke-ish.

Excellent work here. Lighting is pretty much nailed, as is wb.

Perhaps move the light source a little mopre towards the front, or throw in a reflector, to fill out the shadows on the LH side of the face?

The dark background works very well, wit6h nice separation between the background and the subject.

As you said, shame about the subject matter. :)
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Re: Self portrait

Postby zafra52 on Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:28 pm

Very good portraits, both of them.
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Re: Self portrait

Postby ozimax on Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:14 pm

gstark wrote:You're looking very John Clarke-ish. As you said, shame about the subject matter. :)


Yes and yes. I’ve often been likened to Clarke, and Darren Lehman (Oz cricket coach). Oh and Tom Cruise, Cary Grant, Arnold Schwarzenegger. And Dumbo … :biglaugh:
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