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A Digital Self-Portraitist at Work
A Digital Self-Portraitist at Work

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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Living Room
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

I bet this has been done before. And this was the best looking model I could afford :(

The plan was to show me painting myself digitally. But I didn't have an easel to put the mirror on. The background choices all seemed distracting so I ended up with my living room walls (one has a plant cookie). The biggest challenge was focusing. My toddler's toy 'Bailey's Dolly' sat in for me when I was behind the camera.

Light from window camera left.
Compact flourescent camera right.

Using Canon's DPP:
adjusted green and red levels
brightness -
contrast +
saturation -
converted to JPG

Place: 86 out of 241
Avg (all users): 5.9128
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.6694
Avg (non-participants): 6.0660
Views since voting: 877
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 321
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/10/2007 01:51:28 AM
Wow, how did you set this up without being able to see the camera... unless... the mirror isn't as square with your body as it looks. The laptop gives it a unique feel. Nice solemn expression.
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12/09/2007 02:16:40 PM
Interesting idea, technically good photo. Sharp. Lighting is good. I am not sure about the shadows on the wall though. Maybe you did it for some reason. This is a nice photo overall :)
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12/07/2007 03:33:59 PM
Very clever. Made me stop and stare for a moment.
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12/06/2007 03:40:04 PM
Good design
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12/06/2007 01:13:02 PM
very cool idea...
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12/06/2007 09:08:30 AM
Interesting thought on the pose, not sure it worked though. Portrait itself is nice.
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12/05/2007 03:10:10 PM
Very cool. I like the idea. I think it looks great.
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12/05/2007 11:44:10 AM
I like your idea here. The lighting is good, only thing I would suggest would be a tighter crop on the left. Nice work.
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12/05/2007 11:08:22 AM
Really good concept, where was the camera?
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12/05/2007 01:58:17 AM
What a great idea. The wb seems a bit off.
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