I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…when you’re itching to take portraits but you have no one to pose for you – go ahead take some self portraits! It’s strange but fun at the same time….at least for me! *LOL*
After I took my friend’s baby with the big blues eyes (that came out so sharp and neat looking) I was really dying to take additinoal photos with the Nikon 50mm 1.4 (it’s still a very new lens for me and hasn’t gotten a lot of use yet). So, I went outside in my backyard after work and took some photos of myself (since I’m all I had)! *LOL*
Now, onto my skin…I can tell you that’s how my skin really looks….but if I tell you that…would you believe me? Probably not! But, I wouldn’t believe me either! I will say that Photoshop and Noise Ninja are magical for skin!
As for the way my eyes look…I love the results with this lens! The lens is also a magical item! I suggest you all run right out and get yourself one of these tiny little lenses if you are crazy about sharp eyes and crazy depth of field like I am!
I had the tripod above me pointing down for this one
Similar set up here
with a smile
without a smile
The hazards of self-portraits with a 50mm…you can’t hold your arm far enough away to get your whole head in landscape orientation! LOL
Ok…big smile here
I love half-face shots like this and this was on accident! Lo-o-o-o-o-ve that sparkly depth of field!