Friday

Self Portrait 7


Nothing like black and white photographs.
I've been practising taking headshots, I know it seems strange how my eyes are closed in this shot, I had some with my eyes open - I decided it has a better mood this way.

16 comments:

Faridah said...

I have to agree! I love the serenity of this shot, having the eyes closed. Did you take this? It's marvelous if so! What's your secret to taking great shots?

Cypriotchick said...

the eyes are really amazing its like u were just about to open them and then thought better of it! gorgeous as always!

Cypriotchick

M a z p e said...

its beautiful and you are totally right, b&w pictures are beautiful

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The Lady Nerd said...

Did you shoot this in Black & White or did you make it that way on a computer?

Aye, Black & White's truly capture some of the most beautiful lighting (and subjects! ;) ) I know I keep harping on lighting, but you manage to find some of the best contrasts. Not to mention that, but the angles as well. As any good model, you really know how to highlight your face well.

As far as the eyes go, I think they look fine for the most part. Though the left one (er....you're right) looks a bit more closed than the right (your left). But it's interesting - gives a rather dreamy quality. Can't wait to see more!

JINX said...

i looks so good...effortless..

Mouthwash said...

beautiful! What a stunning portrait.

Amber

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Pepper said...

AMAZING!!!

definitely your best photo yet, so so beautiful. Your eyes are slightly haunting and are so intriguing.

Anonymous said...

Your neck looks so beautiful, a swan!

Taylor Sterling said...

Love it! You have true talent and are so beautiful!

kurarin said...

i agree with you. it looks really tranquil and it fits the muted tone.

UberOriginal said...

This is very pretty. I wish I could take such self portraits of myself! Happy Friday! Xx

Zanita said...

Lady Nerd - i converted this to black and white after shooting, i originally had it in colour and i didnt think it was so effective. I appreciate you comments on contrasts, the only lighting I have to make use of is natural lighting, which means its varied constantly. I took these shots around 6pm so the light was low and more direct on my face.

Everyone else, I can't possibly convey how much these comments mean to me, who could ask for better support or encouragement? I would normally quit a new hobby by now, i find it easy to lose interest in a new idea. Its courtesy of everyone who reads and comments on my blog that i constantly push myself to improve.

Kendra said...

I love your photos, theyre amazing, if you take them that is :)
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June Paski said...

Bw photos amazing better than colour photos, I love ur expression and ur hair movements, great self portrait :)

do you use remote or tripod ?

xxx

Zanita said...

June, I use a remote and a tripod :)

Nana said...

oh dear
i love this one!
you look gorgeous<3

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