Freckly Shoulders

If you’ve followed me enough on any of the outlets I use to talk about photography, you’ll have noticed I’m trying to understand shooting with off-camera flash. I think the light in this photo is well balanced enough, but it doesn’t look anything special. I’ve been beating myself up lately, laying in my bed with my laptop when I should be sleeping, looking at photos the strobist masters have shot, and wondering how it looks so amazing when mine look so ordinary. Hah.

 
 

3 Comments

  1. Alright, two things. No, wait, three things.

    1. You look fantastic, naturally very pretty.

    2. The photo looks really good, for a self portrait I think it’s super. The first thing that you focus (after the obvious male habit of lifting the retina from the hinted cleavage [What? Heterosexual male, it’s practically impossible not to]) on is your eyes, really sharp. Then the light bouncing off your collarbone, it’s all very nicely composed. Well done.

    3. I know how you feel about the beating up – you’re struggling with what I would consider advanced concepts in photography, I still feel like I struggle with the gross basics of point and shoot sometimes. Photography is total hobbyist stuff for me, (although I will one of these months have enough spare cash for a 50mm f1.8 … until then the bog standard lens for me!!) and I’m sure I’ll get a bit better at it as time goes on. Your blog is amongst about a dozen different photography blogs I read regularly, alongside endless browsing of the likes of 500px.com – and honestly, your shots are just as good as anything else I’ve seen.

    Dinna gie up. You’ll crack it soon enough and wonder what you were haverin aboot.

    – Johnathan / @williamsonj

  2. Doug Bardmass says:

    I must say, your eyes look as if they could see right into my soul, a picture I can look at once and close my eyes, days later, and still see. Oh the freckles are cute;)

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