Self Portrait

Thanks for commenting

Posted by S Roter on Tue, 03/06/18 22:48
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Comments by Jan Bjorklund on Wed, 03/07/18 14:58

A strong self portrait... dark... brooding... well detailed with a strong textural component that we all seem to acquire as we age... a map of our personal experiences in life.

Comments by Jeff Dye on Wed, 03/07/18 16:44

For a self-portrait itís pretty good but Iíd like to point out a couple of things to try if you
want to experiment. Keep the tip of nose inside the far cheek line. That way the nose
doesnít have a protruding look and the line of the check isnít broken. Pretty much the
same thing with the far eye. It only has to be behind the cheek line a little to give it
some support rather than protruding into space. Have fun.

Comments by S Roter on Thu, 03/08/18 21:04

Thanks Jan, another rainy day playing with the camera.
Jeff, thanks for the advice. Where do you learn tips like that?

Comments by Jeff Dye on Fri, 03/09/18 00:20

Just one of those little tips picked up over many years of clicking. If another photog had
taken this photo of you that doesnít make it a bad portrait. Just a couple of little
personal glitches that stand out for me but maybe not for another photographer. Iíve
been taking executive portraits for years but thatís more of a business posture and
looking straight at the camera. For more casual portraits I like to keep it simple but still
paying attention to the little details.

Comments by Paul Bracey on Sat, 03/10/18 06:14

Love the inky blackness. There are of course exceptions to the rules,
but Jeff points out a good one, and that slight turn toward the
camera also sets up the further eye a little nicer. Another lifetime
ago I worked as a photographer for Olin Mills where we learned all
sorts of little tricks like that. That said, these are still the good
old days! #lovedigital