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    Film Noir/daguerreotype: boredom took the better of me(plus new toys!)

    Hi all. I received my new 3 point lighting set up. And tonight i only used one.I was bored. So i decided to try to capture a self portrait of myself with 2 goals. 1) a film noir look 2)to bring out all my imperfections. I decided to try this because i got the idea from one of Jeremy's "A boy with out shoes" recent blog, where he got the idea from a bloke on tv, they called it "daguerreotype". I think, more like hope, i acheived this. Must point out that next time i do this i will be using a black back drop, and go closer to the face.

    Film Noir/daguerreotype: boredom took the better of me(plus new toys!)
    IMG_0008 by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    i like this one bcause of the left eye is showing around shadows.

    Film Noir/daguerreotype: boredom took the better of me(plus new toys!)
    IMG_0023 by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    i should of gotten rid of the bright zipper here

    Film Noir/daguerreotype: boredom took the better of me(plus new toys!)
    IMG_0030 by AllenLennon, on Flickr

    i admit this one was just for funsies!

    Let me know what you think!

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    Re: Film Noir/daguerreotype: boredom took the better of me(plus new toys!)

    I can appreciate that these are similar to the style of film noir but I don't understand what makes them similar to a dageurreotype. Dageurreotypes typically have much more dynamic range and contrast.

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    Re: Film Noir/daguerreotype: boredom took the better of me(plus new toys!)

    thanks mike, i do agree, more towards film noir. oh well, great part of the learning curve! lol But i think i did somewhat bring out my imperfections. In editing i did put the contrast as high as i can without going overbored.

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