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Christopher Lane's picture

Cycling Self portrait

Hi Guys, still a n00b but wanted to do this shot for ages. really simple 1 light setup (Shoot through brolly) Shot @f8.

Opinions and feedback on how i could have improved this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Chris.

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Michael Lacy's picture

Hi Chris, For me the ring light reflections in the glasses distract my eye from the overall shot..especially as they are not symmetrical in each lens. I find the face is a bit to dark...I would lighten the face up a bit more as I think that is the subject and should be lit as such. It looks like the shot was from slightly higher than the face, or the chin was lowered...might try lowering the camera just a bit and raising the chin. Lastly the helmet gets lost in the background..if the background was a bit lighter it would help define the helmet.

Christopher Lane's picture

Thanks Michael, all taken on board, first attempt at this kind of shot so I'm happy with it in that respect. hopefully improve in time.

Michael Lacy's picture

indeed. We can see you now!

Christopher Lane's picture

Thank you, i found when i used the dodge tool on the face to bring it out, it went rather red, to compensate this i made a rough selection and de-saturated the reds.