Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #31, directed by janeanger (" ‘Defenderse de los cabrones.’ - And that’s it. I did some research… and while I’m sure some people know what this means or where it’s from, I’ll put this here for those who don’t. It turns out to be a favourite saying of Frida Kahlo which (as near as I can find) roughly translates to ‘Defend yourself against the bastards’. If anyone knows differently, I’ll make a change and update this. :)") 
      Who said i won?
      Oshawa, Ontario, October 12, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #31, directed by janeanger (" ‘Defenderse de los cabrones.’ - And that’s it. I did some research… and while I’m sure some people know what this means or where it’s from, I’ll put this here for those who don’t. It turns out to be a favourite saying of Frida Kahlo which (as near as I can find) roughly translates to ‘Defend yourself against the bastards’. If anyone knows differently, I’ll make a change and update this. :)")

Who said i won?

Oshawa, Ontario, October 12, 2014.

I guess i’m kind of a failure at things that matter, at life.

Hey, everyone!

A reminder i post EVEN MORE PHOTOS (safe-for-work) on my other blog: http://garychapple.tumblr.com/.

Thanks! 

Except for the hassle of arranging the texture (photo) to look right, it’s actually a basic 3D three-point lighting exercise that i teach my first years.

Thanks!

Except for the hassle of arranging the texture (photo) to look right, it’s actually a basic 3D three-point lighting exercise that i teach my first years.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #48, directed by submissivelymonroe ("We’ve all felt we wouldn’t be ‘enough’ at some point in time. Not pretty enough, or smart enough, or loveable, or patient, kind, assertive…. Show me how you’ve become something you never imagined possible.") 
        While this is true, i’m not sure if i’ve become something i didn’t think possible (a work in progess?). Except, in the sense, i had no idea i would end up as a computer animation teacher. It didn’t occur to me when i was in high school that a job in the arts was even possible. Though, when i graduated computer animation didn’t even exist. 
        Neither did i imagine my face sprawled across 3D primitives in a digital environment.
        Oshawa, Ontario, October 12, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #48, directed by submissivelymonroe ("We’ve all felt we wouldn’t be ‘enough’ at some point in time. Not pretty enough, or smart enough, or loveable, or patient, kind, assertive…. Show me how you’ve become something you never imagined possible.")

While this is true, i’m not sure if i’ve become something i didn’t think possible (a work in progess?). Except, in the sense, i had no idea i would end up as a computer animation teacher. It didn’t occur to me when i was in high school that a job in the arts was even possible. Though, when i graduated computer animation didn’t even exist.

Neither did i imagine my face sprawled across 3D primitives in a digital environment.

Oshawa, Ontario, October 12, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #32, directed by dial4 ("Be the person that you hate.") 
        I can’t really claim to hate any person in particular, but i’m annoyed by pompous jerks. I tried to project the look of disdain for my fellow humans - you know, the kind of right-wing commentator who proclaims slavery wasn’t all that bad, thinks complaining about income equality is ‘class warfare’, and doesn’t take women’s opinion seriously (unless it’s perhaps to agree with him).
        Oshawa, Ontario, October 5, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #32, directed by dial4 ("Be the person that you hate.")

I can’t really claim to hate any person in particular, but i’m annoyed by pompous jerks. I tried to project the look of disdain for my fellow humans - you know, the kind of right-wing commentator who proclaims slavery wasn’t all that bad, thinks complaining about income equality is ‘class warfare’, and doesn’t take women’s opinion seriously (unless it’s perhaps to agree with him).

Oshawa, Ontario, October 5, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #43, directed by carathewalton ("Teach us something. Take your passion and incorporate it into your photograph. You can include creative use of text to teach us about anything that fascinates you.") 
        Well, this is really more about teaching myself. One of my passions is photography, though i’m still very much an amateur. One thing i almost never do is use flash for photos, because it almost always looks like crap, flattens the subject, burns out details, etc. You can usually get better results by setting up lights, working with your camera’s speed, or even brightening in photoshop.
         Here is something i’ve been wanting to try, using a flash in broad daylight, and i had to figure out how to do it on my camera. Why use a  flash in broad daylight? The problem with photography in bright sunlight is that it also tends to burn out some areas, while leaving others very dark (i.e. giving people ‘raccoon eyes’). The flash fills out the areas, and evens out the lighting. I tend to have dark areas under my eyes as it is, so i think this did a really excellent job. 
        Toronto, Ontario, August 31, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #43, directed by carathewalton ("Teach us something. Take your passion and incorporate it into your photograph. You can include creative use of text to teach us about anything that fascinates you.")

Well, this is really more about teaching myself. One of my passions is photography, though i’m still very much an amateur. One thing i almost never do is use flash for photos, because it almost always looks like crap, flattens the subject, burns out details, etc. You can usually get better results by setting up lights, working with your camera’s speed, or even brightening in photoshop.

Here is something i’ve been wanting to try, using a flash in broad daylight, and i had to figure out how to do it on my camera. Why use a flash in broad daylight? The problem with photography in bright sunlight is that it also tends to burn out some areas, while leaving others very dark (i.e. giving people ‘raccoon eyes’). The flash fills out the areas, and evens out the lighting. I tend to have dark areas under my eyes as it is, so i think this did a really excellent job.

Toronto, Ontario, August 31, 2014.

A problem with mirroring the sides of one’s face is when one has an intentionally asymmetrical haircut. In my case, for example, the part on the left side.

Thanks!

The mirroring idea  should have been a GDSP in itself.

Thanks!

The mirroring idea should have been a GDSP in itself.

Alternate for Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #49, directed by  of-saudade ("Show me your doppelgänger. They’re not quite you. You see them when your reflection does something you don’t expect. They have something you don’t, or they’re lacking something you have.") 
        This time, with more drama.
        Oshawa, Ontario, August 18, 2014.

Alternate for Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #49, directed by of-saudade ("Show me your doppelgänger. They’re not quite you. You see them when your reflection does something you don’t expect. They have something you don’t, or they’re lacking something you have.")

This time, with more drama.

Oshawa, Ontario, August 18, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #49, directed by  of-saudade ("Show me your doppelgänger. They’re not quite you. You see them when your reflection does something you don’t expect. They have something you don’t, or they’re lacking something you have.") 
        It was a little more dramatic when i was flipping between the two in photoshop. A little upsetting, too.
        Oshawa, Ontario, August 18, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #49, directed by of-saudade ("Show me your doppelgänger. They’re not quite you. You see them when your reflection does something you don’t expect. They have something you don’t, or they’re lacking something you have.")

It was a little more dramatic when i was flipping between the two in photoshop. A little upsetting, too.

Oshawa, Ontario, August 18, 2014.

guestdirectedself:

mollybroxton:

I miss the initial enthusiasm of guestdirectedself. I guess I should probably catch up on my own backlog of prompts-not-yet-followed before I give anyone else a hard time.

These are all images from GDSP #1, from December 2011 and January 2012

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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS/LINKS HERE
THE PROMPTS
FAQs
A WORD FROM THE GDSP

Look at us! We were babies!

guestdirectedself:

mollybroxton:

I miss the initial enthusiasm of guestdirectedself. I guess I should probably catch up on my own backlog of prompts-not-yet-followed before I give anyone else a hard time.

These are all images from
GDSP #1, from December 2011 and January 2012

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SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS/LINKS HERE

THE PROMPTS

FAQs

A WORD FROM THE GDSP

Look at us! We were babies!

mollybroxton:

Guest Directed Self Portrait #49, Directed by of-saudade:

Saw a movie with a friend this afternoon, so that’s something.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #46, directed by  lilmissnatalie ("Sorrow. All that it encompasses. All of its forms. What is your interpretation of how sorrow expresses itself.") 
     I am most open and demonstrative when i’m happy, and withdrawn when i’m not. My sadness is usually a result of being or feeling inadequate. 
        Oshawa, Ontario, July 12, 2014.

Guest-Directed Self-Portrait #46, directed by lilmissnatalie ("Sorrow. All that it encompasses. All of its forms. What is your interpretation of how sorrow expresses itself.")

I am most open and demonstrative when i’m happy, and withdrawn when i’m not. My sadness is usually a result of being or feeling inadequate.

Oshawa, Ontario, July 12, 2014.