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Offline akshayeakki

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Self portrait with strobist experiment
« on: June 06, 2014, 06:34:51 PM »
Was getting bored at home then tried this self portrait, used Yongnuo YN 460II with a white umbrella Camera right bottom, white thermocol sheet on left side at head level.

PP done in ACR and PS CS6

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Re: Self portrait with strobist experiment
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 08:53:09 PM »
The lighting is quite unique I must say, but the question is is it complementing the portrait? These kind of lighting may be suited for a funky or weird expressions but for the serious expression it is not working for me. May be a traditional side on lighting would have been better. Just my opinion..
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Re: Self portrait with strobist experiment
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 12:16:30 AM »
Quite acceptable as a 'fun experiment' and it has its own mood quite reminiscent of posters of mystery and suspense movies.  :D
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Re: Self portrait with strobist experiment
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 11:10:01 AM »
Quite acceptable as a 'fun experiment' and it has its own mood quite reminiscent of posters of mystery and suspense movies.  :D

+1  :)
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Re: Self portrait with strobist experiment
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 05:24:00 PM »
The lighting is quite unique I must say, but the question is is it complementing the portrait? These kind of lighting may be suited for a funky or weird expressions but for the serious expression it is not working for me. May be a traditional side on lighting would have been better. Just my opinion..

thanks for viewing and glad you liked the lighting. The light complementing or not I can not say. As I wanted this tp portrait in similar manner so tried shooting like that only :P. Yes you are right that funky and weird expressions may look better to many :)
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Re: Self portrait with strobist experiment
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 05:26:49 PM »
Quite acceptable as a 'fun experiment' and it has its own mood quite reminiscent of posters of mystery and suspense movies.  :D

thanks for viewing Vinod ji and Hillol ji. :D
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Re: Self portrait with strobist experiment
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 09:15:16 PM »
nice...i liked the "light"...though i feel it would be more suited to a grunge sort of a photo..
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