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Street style self portrait

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by Poki, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48126456@N05/15771401706" title="Self Portrait by Hannes Brecher, on Flickr"> 15771401706_9ea49cd5e2_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Self Portrait"></a>

    I hate pretty much any portrait I've taken. I'm just not very good at it. So today, I just wanted to replace a portrait I hate with one I hate a little less.

    This one's inspired by street portraits. You know, these portraits where you position a random person you meet in front of a wall and just shoot a couple of frames. I thought I might not fail that bad at such a simple setup. So I used a single flash, bounced it off the back wall with a slight tilt to one side to avoid making the image look too flat and stood in front of a white wall - that's it.

    In post, I didn't do too much. Just correcting the colors, adding some contrast and adding a vignette. Removed only two annoying blemishes and brightened the eyes a little bit (because they were pretty dark after adding contrast), and that's it!
     
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Great job! If you were taking a photo of someone else, I think that they'd be well pleased with it.
     
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  3. mcvu

    mcvu TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 24, 2014
    Bay Area, CA
    Minh
    Nice lightning and portrait. Good expression also.
     
  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Looks like a very nice jacket you're wearing, curious to see the whole :D
     
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  5. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Yeah, after wearing my old one for like 8 years I finally got over it and bought a new one. Without wanting to advertise too blatantly here, it's a G-Star Suzaki, and it's really quite nice. Very comfortable, surprisingly warm and yet stylish. Maybe I'll find some time to do a full body image for you later today. ;)
     
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    ^^ :thumbup:
    Ok, its a G-Star, that explains it why its very nice then ;)
     
  7. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    352
    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Looks good [emoji106]

    Tbh I thought you were older haha. [emoji2]
     
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  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Austria
    Oh, I look younger than I am. ;)

    I'm 20, so yeah, I'm one of the old guys too. :)