blue (self-portrait)

5 months 4 weeks ago #636937 by 08clair3
I took a self-portrait photograph and tried to use the reflection of the light in my glasses as a focal point to the frame.
  • Canon EOS Rebel SL2
  • 18mm
  • f/7.1
  • 1/200
  • ISO 1600
Make: Canon
Model: Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Lens: EF-S18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM
ISO: 1600
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Captured: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:35pm


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5 months 3 weeks ago #637106 by Sara Miles
This is interesting. The right part of the photo is just too bright though.


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5 months 3 weeks ago #637274 by Alyssa Briggs
The blur is a bit distracting. The face needs to be more emphasized.


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5 months 3 weeks ago #637408 by Kira Minori
And more of the eyes please...


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5 months 3 weeks ago #637586 by garyrhook
+1 on the above. The gradation of light could use taming on the right.

The problem with focusing on the eyeglasses is that that's not really the subject. The person is the subject, and you'll want (at the very least) her left eye to be in focus.

The color I like. I'm so not a fan of the fake blur (as evidenced by the fact that the hair is blurry even when it passes through the same plane of focus as the glasses). Seriously... please don't do that. If you can't accomplish shallow DoF with the equipment you have, then don't try to fake it.

All for me, of course. YMMV.

Compositionally, her looking too far to the right is also not engaging. If you want aloof, there are other was to get that. But I'm just not sure what I'm supposed to look at, or to care about, in this image.


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5 months 3 weeks ago #637800 by Joshua Atkins
The lack of viewpoint is I guess the biggest issue here. I don't exactly know what you are trying to achieve in this shot. And yes, more focus on the eyes. 


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5 months 1 week ago #639824 by Kyle Johnson
The blur is indeed a bit too  much that it is already distracting to the viewer. The angle of the face should favor of the camera side to see better facial expressions. 


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4 months 4 weeks ago #641511 by Pitter
You must have a reason for wanting the glasses in the photo but for me they add nothing and just obscure the face of a pretty girl.


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