Thursday

Self Portrait 9


Another self portrait - this photo being from the original set of photos I took with the pink eyelet Christopher Kane for Topshop, one I initially rejected because I decided the expression was too intense. Now I think its kind of fabulous, reviewing the images again I found the more unique shots more appealing. This shot would be great in an editorial series... can't wait to apply more of this to the shoots I have planned with models and stylists in the near future!
A few of you have been asking about my photoshop techniques - there's just so many that I use, particularly with colour. I've learnt everything I know by trial and error on the program and its taken much practice. If any of you would like to learn how to use Photoshop then I suggest you get practicing and find out what you techniques you like, or take the tutorials that come with the program because there's much to learn.

46 comments:

ANN said...

THis is so gorgeous and I love the colors!

Tayler said...

gorgeous. you are so beautiful and talented its amazing :)

silk+honey said...

oh my god! looove this self-portrait

Faridah said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWW! This is flawless. You are flawless. This is a piece of art in itself. You've got such a talent!

Initials.CC said...

Magnifique comme toujours. L'effet est magnifique !


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Vinda Sonata said...

that's magnificent! i love how the tone of the skin is the same with the tone of the background. the hints of blue does work very well, although i think the green's a bit off. but nice work overall!


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G said...

That's a great shot. I love the expression, it's what makes the photo amazing.


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amor vs. love said...

eutifull portrait

amor vs. love said...

sorry I missed the B

Fashion Tidbits said...

totally love it!!! how beautiful is that!

Dusk said...

Absolutely beautiful Zanita, the tone, your expression, the soft movement. Stunning.

For a while now, I have been experimenting with these "multi-me" images too, on Photoshop and with camera [using slow shutter speed and other techniques].
Your technique is flawless, this portrait and your standing one (in a previous post).
Your success as a photographer is a done deal!! You capture a lovely ethereal strength in your photos.

~peace~

Dusk
The Dusk Zone

LagrandegentilleLou said...

You look beautiful!
I really love it :)
xxx




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cecilie said...

I love that shot!

what i would have worn... said...

Ethereal!
You have convinced me. I’m downloading photoshop right now!

Niveeik said...

Indeed Zanita, all the Photoshop wizzards that I know have paid their dues with disciplined trial and error. There's no "cutting in line".

Intense look!

Mallory said...

Your photos are always so fabulous :)

Anonymous said...

your so beautiful!

pepperandbaxter said...

I love the effect you've used.
And the colour technique makes it look like this photo was taken in the 1950's.
Just beautiful!

DiamondsandTulle said...

Hi Zanita! I'm new to your blog and I just have to say how lovely all of your posts are! And beutiful pics! I just signed up for a beginner photography class to start in April. I'm folloing now. Hope you'll visit and follow back.

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

tess stam said...

i would kill for your bone structure!

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ANDY said...

you look gorgeous in this pic :)

XOXO
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Rule of Fashion said...

wow...u luk fab

Eli said...

I really like this photo. Your expression is georgeous!

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leeselooks said...

b e a u t y.

you simply radiate goodness.
inside and OUT.

love this technique --- teach me your ways :)

im struggling just to get pictures now !

must catch up soon

loves

xo

The Lady Nerd said...

Ah, this look works quite well for you. (Although artists never think their work is finished, I think you are getting close to mastering the art of the self-portrait - not to mention Photoshop techniques. I'm still doing good to remember the "transform" button...!)

I just bought a long red skirt today in an op shop. It made me think of you (and your red maxi dress). It's not quite as cool, but for $4USD, it's not too shabby. When the weather gets warmer, I'll post a photo for you. :)

Isabelle said...

stunning

Liya said...

Hi Zanita,
are you going to post any more of your test shots for priscillas? would love love to see them.. all the girls are so beautiful. Do you know of any good web-sites to get TFP models in sydney?
cheers

olivias-pizzaz said...

wow i love it! you are so talented!
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xx

Juliet said...

It would be interesting to see a how to tutorial on image manipulation from you!

juliet xxx

Clara said...

beautiful!!

Alice D. Millionaire said...

completely LOVE everything about this frame. well done. glad you reconsidered.

alice d.

Soooali said...

incredible!

Lulu S. said...

Zanita, I fall in love with a foto(s) every time I visit your site..I love the stepped effect and washed out color..splendid!

cla-sib said...

you are so beautful.. and the outfit post with the grey dress is amazing, love the casual way..

xoxo cla

Stompface said...

Whoa! stunning! and the intense expression is what makes it!

x

frances said...

SO amazing.

Original Sophie said...

AMAZING shot! Love it

Sophie x
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mariel elisa said...

beautiful.. i think the double image works well with your expression

mom & son said...

Wow, I'm always run out of words to describe
you, Ms. Beautiful. Photos and YOU are so perfect!

black fashion tea said...

amazing blog so envious of the models you shoot.
xo

reckless daughter said...

so beautiful!

Henry said...

holy shit!! You are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

That is an AMAZING self portrait!!! I love the intensity. Beautiful!

Elsa said...

great picture

Emilie said...

Beautiful!

desire fulfillment said...

wow, beautiful picture! xxx

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