|Help me pick a foto
||[Jun. 14th, 2012|12:12 am]
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So Leica camera is having a self-portrait contest -- the only rule is that the camera has to be in the photo with you and the deadline is TODAY which caused some grumbling as I came home wanting to go to bed and realized that I needed to tear the studio apart and rebuild it in front of the only mirror big enough to get the camera in the photo. Anyway, I persevered. Here are my two options. Which do you prefer? Anyone can vote.
Which of these self portraits should I enter in the Leica self portrait contest?
Sweet barking cheese! Don't show anyone either of those!
Digilux Portrait #1
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Digilux Portrait #2
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I chose Portrait #1
, but I am actually leaning towards option C. Can you do a shot where you don't look so... angry? I mean, atmospheric intensity I can get behind, but it looks like someone pissed in your Cheerios and you just took a bite. Sorry.
I do like the technical aspects of the first shot a lot, though.
I agree with everything this person said. Have you forgotten how to smile?
number one is pretty dreamlike and magical
Numero Uno is kinda Matthew Brady-ish.
IMO, you look Very Serious Artiste in #1
, and Crazy Mad Photog in #2
is more true to you, #1
will probably play better with the Leica crowd :)
Out of the two of those, I would pick #1
, but personally I like it when you smile, at least a little.
... but run a sepia or platinum photokit on it....
is more arty, and it'd impress a wider audience... but since this is an audience of photographers, I think #2
has a "no bullshit" aspect that'd be more appealing.
It's past the deadline anyway. And I always tell people to never rely on my judgment.
actually seems like a portrait of the camera that you just sort of happen to be standing in, and #2
is a portrait of you, that the camera just happens to be loitering in.
I like the apparent formality of the first photo but that you also have your leg tucked up and your hand resting; it's a bit meditative and relaxed in contrast.
2012-06-14 04:46 am (UTC)
Why so serious?
I like the second one because it's easier to see your eyes.
i would say 1, but theres a blur on your glasses lens and that distracts me.
I picked #1
because I like your glasses, and your expression (though I tend to agree that I like you smiling, better!) but I like the visibility and your hair in #2
. Super-impose one over the other and submit both :D lol... I do kind of see #1
as being the ghost in the background of #2
Mostly I like #1
except for your hand placement. It looks a bit crotch touchy. Sorry.
Both are really neat though.
My thoughts exactly. Otherwise the black & white one is my favorite. :)