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Old Feb 13, 2010, 5:28 PM   #1
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These are a couple of self portraits that I shot recently. In the first one I'm holding a DIY speedlight beauty-dish that I made. (I suppose that's redundant since it's DIY.... anyway...) The second shot is just a simple self-portrait using natural window light.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 9:23 PM   #2
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The lighting is exquisite on both! Nice detail on the face as well.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 9:38 PM   #3
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Neat picks both.
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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i like these as well.

particularly #2, very striking self-portrait. love the comp
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 2:58 AM   #5
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both are nicely done ... may i ask how you got the lighting / setup on the first?
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 2:29 PM   #6
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In the first shot the camera is on a tripod, and the light is from a speedlight in a homemade beauty dish. I just held the dish in my left hand and tried moving it around until it got the result that I was after. Photoshop stepped in to handle the rest.

Edit: Here's the link that I followed when making the beauty dish.
http://davidtejada.blogspot.com/2008...or-sb-800.html

Here's the untouched original to better visualize it. (that vertical bar is just a lightstand that I used for focusing)
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Old Feb 14, 2010, 6:19 PM   #7
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i like em
and thanks for the info on how you did it
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Old Feb 23, 2010, 9:03 PM   #8
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i like em
and thanks for the info on how you did it
I second that opinion. I am going to try some self portraits but wasnt sure how/what to focus on. I will try a light stand.
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First ones very effective and i like the close crop on the second
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