Sometimes you’re in the mood to take some selfies.  So why not to get creative with it

Sunny days are few and far between during winter in Boston.  So when I had a sunny morning one weekend, I decided to take advantage of it.  50mm lens with a wide open f1.8 aperture isolates my eye while also blurring out my messy room in the background.  Here is the before and after my edit:

I’m still self-teaching learning how to use Photoshop.  This was the first instance where I tried the burn and dodge tool to add highlights and drop shadows to highlight bone structure.  I’m sure I could’ve done more, but I wanted to keep it simple and subtle for my first time.  Another disclaimer: I also used the spot healing tool to remove my skin imperfections, but it is more apparent if you were to view the shots side by side.

I think I want to make Monocular a running photo series.  I think its the inner optometrist in me that wants to capture other people’s eyes.

It’s something to think about.

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