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Nature Self-Portrait



Double exposure self-portrait. You could say I like nature.

Double exposure self-portrait. You could say I like nature.
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7 Comments | Report
myriamverne-soury PRO
 
myriamverne-soury March 21, 2017
Great composition Eric !
EricGomez
EricGomez April 14, 2017
I appreciate the compliment!
cyndimccoun PRO
 
cyndimccoun March 22, 2017
voted
EricGomez
EricGomez April 14, 2017
Why thanks :)
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 October 15, 2017
Lovely creative image. Well seen and handled.
Sam2011
 
Sam2011 December 09, 2017
This is great! Love the colours
richardalliers PRO
 
richardalliers February 04, 2018
Love how this fills the face and image!
shivaranigudiyella
 
shivaranigudiyella April 07, 2018
Nice creativity
AngelVallee
 
AngelVallee April 27, 2018
Love this composition

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this self-portrait in my room next to my window.
Time
It was around 4 in the afternoon, I had finished working (not as a photographer!) and I wanted to challenge myself to learn something new. I had wanted to learn how to make a double exposure for the longest time, so I thought lets get to it! First things first, the portrait.
Lighting
The sun shines through my window in the morning, so when I took this picture it was on the other side. There's a white building in front of my window, though, so the afternoon sun shining on the building reflects into my room, which gave the portrait behind this image a really cool, soft lighting.
Equipment
This was taken with a Canon 70D and a 50mm 1:1.8 STM lens.
Inspiration
I had wanted to make a double exposure portrait for the longest time. One day I decided to challenge myself to do so and learn some more about Photoshop.
Editing
This picture took a lot of post-processing, but it was actually easier than I expected it to be. First, I selected myself and got rid of the background (it was easy because I took the shot with a mostly white background in the first place) and then created a white layer to make the background completely white with no texture. Then, I took the PNG of the tree and edited it to make it the color I wanted before dragging it onto my self-portrait. The layers, from top to bottom were the white layer, the tree, and the portrait. I changed the layer with my self-portrait to the "lighten" blending mode and then adjusted the tree with Ctrl+T to fit it in a way that looked good. Then I removed parts of the tree I didn't want in the image by selecting the selection of my self-portrait and erasing them from outside and adjusted the colors and temperature a little bit for it to pop.
In my camera bag
I normally have a 25-year-old tripod, my Canon 70D, my 50mm lens, and my intervalometer.
Feedback
Take the portrait with a white background, it makes it easier to select the person out. It's also easier and usually more pleasing to the eye (but that's just me) to make a double exposure of someone looking sideways.

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