I Shot Myself...

Discussion in 'People & Portraits' started by Rob MacKillop, May 6, 2012.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Last edited: May 6, 2012
  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Nice one, Rob. That look makes it appear like you're in performance. Maybe its' your next album cover?
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Works well I think. Maybe a slightly higher viewpoint would have provided a more natural eye contact with the camera. You could also have exploited the long exposure to add a bit of movement blur to you hands - Maybe just the first couple of seconds so you could then concentrate on keeping a steady eye contact with the camera. Ten sconds seems a long time when you have to pose doesn't it. That's why I was so impressed that Ina managed to hold the pose so well in the long exposure shots for the DIY camera. One of them was a minute - we even did some for 2 minutes!
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Greatest hits I believe Brian! ;)
  5. adam hoskins

    adam hoskins Member

    quite a dreamy photo with the look on your face as if the shoot was taken from a fly on the wall sort of look, thought provoking and inspirational
  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    It took a long time to train that fly on the wall to press the shutter, but Freddie came through!

    Thanks, Adam.
  7. Pete Sykes

    Pete Sykes New Member

    I reckon that, considering "Freddy" is only a damn fly.............. That is a pretty good effort for him.

  8. Gavin Robert

    Gavin Robert New Member

    I like this Rob. The close crop above your head makes a statement of your eyes and the lack of detail on the head-stock avoids drawing the eye away from the main subject.

    Also, given time for the eyes to settle on the image your slight lean to the right works very well with the guitar body top. Both your shoulders and the body top shapes compliment each other very well.

    If I were to be real picky it would be to have avoided your leg getting in front of the guitar body when using a low key effect because the leg isn't obvious, so it looks like an editing error around the guitar body.

    Please take my observation as constructive Rob as I feel it wrong if I didn't mention such a small thing in such a strong image.
  9. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Rob, what the hell were you thinking...

    ... NO HAT! :D

    Very nice self portrait - liking the higher contrast look
  10. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  11. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Thanks Rob. I enjoyed the videos and the notes on technique were interesting. Do you use the finger technique for all of your playing?
  12. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

  13. alfie Wright

    alfie Wright Member

    Nice self-portrait, Rob. Lovely guitar too.

    I've been reading about Vivian Maier just lately & the tie is, she took a good few shots of herself too. Wonderful street photographer IMO & a wonderful find of all her work too.
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Thanks, Alfie, I'll look her up.
  15. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I think you done really well to get such a nice pose and composition with this Rob. That can't be easy when you can't see the view finder and having to wait for the timer to go. I know you can crop but even so.
  16. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    I was just lucky, Paul - only took one shot, and it it looked OK. Could easily have been otherwise!

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