|Probably my favorite studio type setup in this series, but I'm seeing some very strange, almost posterization-like effects in your lower face. That's not at all a bad thing, and actually, a bit of an oil brush look would make this quite compelling on a business card. Especially with your hair style.
It seems to me that your self portraits seem to have a bit of awkwardness as to what to do with the shoulders. I read a really good article once about the details of classic portraiture and posing. I've forgotten most of it and seldom follow it, but it might be something that will give you some tools to have a bit more control over this feature of your poses. I think it's the fact that you have dropped your shoulder a tiny bit too much in a few shots, which puts you a bit off-kilter. It is barely noticeable in this pic due to the close crop, which is probably why I like it. Squaring the shoulders would make a more 'masculine' pose, dropping the shoulder gives a more 'sensitive' pose. This might be exactly what you wanted to show of yourself in this pic though, so then it would not be a negative feature.
As usual, your lighting is excellent.
Message edited by author 2012-06-15 11:21:14.