Faithklefever
Faithklefever

Self Portrait: Hair



I had some long hair.

I had some long hair.
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Awards

Zenith Award
Top Shot Award 22
Creative Winter Award
Curator's Selection
Winner in Long hair Photo Challenge
Legendary Award
Contest Finalist in Looking At Faces Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Interesting People Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Anything People Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo Contest
Member Selection Award
Contest Finalist in Creative Self Portraits Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in A World Of Red Photo Contest
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Honorable Mention in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9
Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9
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Superb Composition
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Top Ranks

Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol12Top 10 rank
Rule of Thirds Photo Contest vol12Top 10 rank week 1
Photography Awards 2021Top 10 rank
Photography Awards 2021Top 10 rank week 1
The Eyes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Eyes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Selfie Moment Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Selfie Moment Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Interesting People Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Interesting People Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 6Top 20 rank week 1
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 rank
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 rank week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 rank week 1
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Fluid Self Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Fluid Self Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 10 rank
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 rank
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 rank week 1
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 rank
Faceless Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 rank week 2
Faceless Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 rank week 1
Rule Of Thirds Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank
Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016Top 10 rank week 1
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Eye To Eye Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 31Top 30 rank
Creative Self Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 31Top 30 rank week 1
Creative Self Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
A World Of Red Photo ContestTop 20 rank
A World Of Red Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 2
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 3Top 10 rank week 1
Creative Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Creative Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 rank week 2
Creative Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 9Top 20 rank week 1

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Nilakshi
 
Nilakshi April 28, 2016
Tangled!
loitering
 
loitering April 29, 2016
WOW! inspirational
jennarene
 
jennarene April 29, 2016
This is great! very Disney Princess feel :)
robinbidwell
 
robinbidwell April 29, 2016
Brilliant!
bethanysportiello PRO+
 
bethanysportiello May 02, 2016
I was going to say Tangled! but it's already been said... so, I'll just go with, It's RAPUNZEL!
AmancioCouto
 
AmancioCouto June 05, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
AmancioCouto
 
AmancioCouto June 05, 2016
SUPERB!...
tmlakshmi PRO
 
tmlakshmi June 13, 2016
congrats pretty lady
jenniferoverstreetwalters
 
So creative I love this image!!
surendrachaturvedi
 
surendrachaturvedi June 13, 2016
Wonderfully composed
Forrest_Imagery
 
Forrest_Imagery June 15, 2016
Not a fan of selfies, A self portrait indeed. You obviously put some time and effort into creating this image. It is amazing ! The color of your hair and eyes are absolutely gorgeous . I love the Depth of field leading directly to your pupils below arched eyebrows. You definitely deserve all the recognition you have received, congrats ! Cheers, -F
gregoryschultz
 
gregoryschultz June 16, 2016
Beautiful! I love the colors and the composition! The lighting is perfect, and I like how your fingers direct the viewers' eyes straight to yours. Fantastic job!
danconerd
 
danconerd July 13, 2016
I love the concept of this shot!
lisarichardson_3346
 
lisarichardson_3346 July 24, 2016
love this picture
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb September 07, 2016
all-time favorite ,amazing shot
BrianAA
 
BrianAA March 14, 2017
I have redheaded grandchildren. Great photo
Pnwmom
 
Pnwmom April 16, 2017
All three of my kids are redheads. People call us the Weasleys.
ashleysowter Platinum
 
ashleysowter January 05, 2018
Stunning work Faith. Wonderful detail, exposure, composition and vibrancy. Congrats on all of your accolades for this shot. They are WELL deserved!
aya_evita_ko
 
aya_evita_ko March 07, 2021
Congratulations you're a winner in photo challenge #longhair ☺️🙂🙂
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh December 17, 2021
Excellent
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a small home studio I set up while I was in Wheat Ridge Co. This was the year I was going back and forth between California and Colorado pretty frequently. We were living in California and my husband was deployed. My daughter and I would visit family in Colorado while he was away. We were staying for a few months so I brought my lights, and my background stand with me. The background I made myself by painting a canvas sheet I bought from homedepot. Studio work really is a favorite of mine because I feel like I have more control over the image.
Time
I don't remember the time of day but I do know it was taken in March, 2014.
Lighting
I used one light about 45 degrees to the left of my camera. The light had a 45" silver PLM with a diffuser.
Equipment
This was taken with my Canon 5D Mark ii, 90mm lens, and then all of that was connected to a shutter release, and my computer running Lightroom.
Inspiration
A lot of people think that the movie Tangled inspired me, but honestly I was taking a self portraits about how I wanted to hide in my hair. I had been growing it out after dying it and chopping it off for so many years, I liked the idea of featuring my natural hair in the portrait. It was long and I finally thought it was pretty just how it was. What's funny is I didn't connect the dots until I showed one of my friends and she immediately says "it looks like Tangled!". I chuckle at it, and I don't mind if people make that connection. It was a good movie.
Editing
There is a lot of post processing. I really enjoy photoshop and I like to try to challenge myself with projects. This is probably a combination of 6 or 7 photos that I pieced together using the transformation tool and layer masks, after that it was color correction, contrast, and getting the right red tone for the hair. I have a short video I posted on Instagram (@faithklefever) May 25 2015 that shows each photoshop layer and the construction of the image.
In my camera bag
I have my Canon 5D Mark ii, Sigma 70-200mm 2.8, Canon 90mm TS-E 2.8, Yongnuo 35mm 2.0, an old Sears 135mm 2.8 lens with an adapter for my camera, and then an old Vivitar 28mm 2.8 lens that uses the same adaptor. Some people might wonder about the old manual lens, but they work great for me and they are cheap. I also have a set of Vivitar macro extension tubes, these are so much fun to play with if you enjoy shooting macro but don't have the money for a proper macro lens. You can usually find sync chords, batteries, some aspirin and sugary treats in there too. My bag itself is an Amazon Basics camera bag. I received it as a gift from another photographer friend about 3 years ago and it is the best bag I have. My studio lighting bag consists of three alien bee's, two PLMs, some shoot through diffusers, two strip boxes, and then stands for lights, and stands for backdrops. I also keep my two Yongnuo speed lights, a couple flashlights and a reflector in there as well. It's a big bag.
Feedback
Self portraits are really fantastic and help you grow as a photographer. You are learning two sides of the camera at the same time, and this practice makes it easier when working models or clients. Also, experiment! You can make magic happen with your camera and a digital darkroom if you take the time to learn how to use the tools and programs.

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