September 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm #33615Eliana FranzenburgParticipant
Hi everyone! I recently was able to go to a free photography workshop our local library and one thing the guy said was to practice taking photos of your self. So these are what I came up with and would like your guys’s opinion on them.
I took these in my bedroom with a remote shutter release that I triggered with my toe 🙂
f/5.6 for first photo f/6.3 for second one.
1/100September 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm #33619Morgan GiesbrechtParticipant
Nice shots! The second one is my favourite as I’m rather partial to B&W images!
A few thoughts….
1) Both photos strike me as a bit grainy. I’m guessing you boosted your ISO auto due to poor lighting in your bedroom? (This happens to me all the time!) If possible, maybe try bringing it down a bit and utilize extra lighting?
2) Photo #1 strikes me as more of a snapshot. Your pose is good, but maybe try eliminating the curtain on the right, straightening the shot so the window doesn’t look crooked, and then brighten yourself up as you’re a bit hard to see comepared to the brightness outside.
3) Photo #2 as I mentioned is my favourite! I love your B&W choice as well as your expression! 😀 A few suggestions…try eliminating the curtain on the top right of the photo; compositionally – shift your camera a tiny bit to the left in order to not cut off your right hand; and maybe try bringhtening up the right side of the picture as it appears more shadowy.
Over all, well done! Oh, and I must add that it’s nice to know I’m not th only one who does crazy/creative things all for the sake of a picture!September 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm #33641Lydia BennettParticipant
one thing the guy said was to practice taking photos of your self
Just curious why he said that?September 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm #33643Eliana FranzenburgParticipant
@morganwriter1gmail-com Thank you for your ideas! I will definitely be trying them!
Oh, and I must add that it’s nice to know I’m not th only one who does crazy/creative things all for the sake of a picture!
Yeah, I’ve gotten into quite a few predicaments trying to get just the right framing etc.
@bennett-family Well he said it’s a good way to practice lighting and stuff but the main thing he said was “if you get confident in posing yourself with good lighting and a good composition you can do the same for anyone you photograph”September 18, 2018 at 10:31 pm #33644Morgan GiesbrechtParticipant
Happy to help, Eliana!October 8, 2018 at 7:53 pm #34034James StaddonKeymaster
You’re so creative, @elianafranzenburg! And that’s a neat assignment. Hadn’t heard it before. Will put it in my back pocket! I so wish I could critique everyone’s pictures, but I just didn’t get around to it last month, so I’ll just say if you’d like me to go into more depth on these photos feel free to ask on the webinar tomorrow (https://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-oct-9/). For now, the #1 thing I have to say is that B&W really works for that very creative pose!
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