My avatar picture

This is a discussion on My avatar picture within the People Photography forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; I wanted to make a nice looking avatarpicture for this forum and this is what I ended up with. I bought an external flash last ...


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    My avatar picture

    I wanted to make a nice looking avatarpicture for this forum and this is what I ended up with.


    I bought an external flash last week and I was playing around with it. For this shot I pointed the flash at the ceiling (every wall in my house is still white, we only finished it a year ago, no money left for decent paint :P ) so the light bounces off these surfaces pretty well. In my first efforts, I was too close to the camera, leaving big shadows around my eyes and cheeks. Took a few more pictures from a slightly bigger distance but in the end I liked this one best: I was really close to the camera, but I simply looked up to get more light on my face.


    There was obviously a bit of postprocessing involved: I increased the contrast and played around with the highlights. This contrast, the different textures on my head and the sepia tone give it a bit of an Anton Corbijn / Stefaan Van Fleteren look, which I quite liked.


    Added some scratches to give the background some texture and put in the 'always looking'.
    I find myself 'seeing' good photo opportunities everywhere around me, since I started getting into this hobby... Always looking!


    CC appreciated, as always.


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    You might need to reduce the output power of your external flash unit. The image appears to be over exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackp View Post
    You might need to reduce the output power of your external flash unit. The image appears to be over exposed.
    Overexposed or undertaken.

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    Are you the one in the snow storm, in the white fur coat holding a white rabbit?
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