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Old Nov 18, 2011, 5:04 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Thought I would have a go at self-portrait inspired by the Dutch Masters. Any comments more than welcome!



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Old Nov 18, 2011, 1:04 PM   #2
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Well Matt your younger then I guessed. It definitely does have the Dutch masters look although with the modern jacket.

I understand the look you are after and you have done well to replicate it. If I may a small criticism it would be the colorcast is a little overdone to me when comparing them to the Rembrandt, Vermeer and others paintings from that era. Although that maybe what you where after.

Once again Matt your processing skills shine.
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Nice pose and lighting, colour is too yellow.
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@ lomitamike, i take the age thing as a compliment! Only the colour palette and lighting were inspired by dutch artists, thus the modern interpretation with the jacket. Re: the colour cast, see below

@ Peripatetic, the colour is too red, not yellow ;-)

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Matt, this is good. I like the subdued effect, and I believe you are too young to be this good
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It's a great image and pose... but I'm struggling with the lighting and colour...!
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Thanks for the kind comments guys, much appreciated.

@Simon, i appreciate that the colour is a matter of taste! ;-)
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I like the first one. Color depends on the light. And we aren't always under a blue sky on a clear day.
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 8:00 PM   #10
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I like the color and lighting a lot, might try something like this myself.

One suggestion I offer is to try a couple of longer focal lengths, the hand looks too big with that perspective. I read once that paintings by "old masters" often look like they were taken with a 135mm lens on a 35mm camera.
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