ChrisAllshousePhotography
ChrisAllshousePhotography

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Project Self-portrait week.
The week started yesterday with the posting of my first photo and will finish on Wednesday with my favorite photo. I’...
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Project Self-portrait week.
The week started yesterday with the posting of my first photo and will finish on Wednesday with my favorite photo. I’ll be talking about my technique and how I captured and processed each photo. The First thing I did was watch countless videos and read numerous articles on how to get low-key portraits, and each one has their own spin on how to get it accomplished. I feel that it really comes down to two things; lighting and editing. They’re both essential in getting your images to look fantastic and set the mood.
The camera that I use is a Nikon D3200 with a Nikon 35mm 1.8G lens and the program I use to edit is Adobe Lightroom.

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Top Shot Award
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 38 Photo Contest
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Top ClassTM

Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 30 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Fluid Self Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Fluid Self Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Fashion Statement Photo ContestTop 30 class
Fill The Frame Photo ContestTop 10 class
Fashion Statement Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Male Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Male Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Male Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 14Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 44Top 20 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 44Top 20 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 38 Photo ContestTop 30 class
Monthly Pro Vol 38 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my basement, which is the only place I could achieve total darkness and manipulate the lighting.
Time
When you are in a basement taking photos one after the other, time seems to slip by unnoticed.
Lighting
When you're doing self-portrait photography, lighting is one of the key factors in making your photos stand out. I had purchased a studio light set a month earlier and it arrived not more that two days before I did this project. I was excited to start testing out different types of lighting (Hard, Soft, One and Two lights) and the position (Above, Below, Left, Right, and in-between). Having the light shining down from my left with me looking at it gave the annoyed look that I was trying for, as if someone was shinning a flashlight into my face.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon D3200 with a 35mm 1.8 lens. A tripod, remote shutter, and a studio light set.
Inspiration
It really was more of an exploration of my photo skills that encouraged me to take on this project. I watched many low-key self-portrait videos and read articles on how to accomplish the best look, so I wanted to see how it would turn out.
Editing
I consider myself a novice when it comes to post-processing. I use Adobe Lightroom for all my editing and am still learning all the ins and outs of the program. For this photo, I adjusted just the basics and sharpened up the photo.
In my camera bag
I just have the basics; my Nikon D3200, a 35mm 1.8 lens, a 50mm 1.8 lens, and a mini tripod that sits low to the ground.
Feedback
All I can say is, "Take your camera out, practice, practice, practice, and have patience." In the end you'll have that experience and knowledge on what you want the world to see through your photographic eyes.

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