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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    @Zo You're abs are looking great! I just took a picture of my torso myself, except mine is a "before" picture showcasing the chub I'm hoping to lose in the coming months (already down 2" on my waist and hips!).
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    Much inspiration drawn from here over the last couple days so I dug out my home made ring-light to do a self portrait.

    EEM0120110226

    I need to get out more.
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      CommentAuthorZoetica
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011 edited
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    Sock monkey jammies 4eva!

    @Bankara: Ugh, I need a ring light so bad.

    @Argos: Oh, I had a "before" picture, but if you think I'm putting that online, you are mistaken ;) Good luck to you, and might I recommend this.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011 edited
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    I swear, between Bankara and Zo's photos, I'm feeling an awesome urge to up my game in terms of how I take pictures of myself. Beautiful work, you guys.

    But for now, here's a shot that was quickly taken while on a separate shoot today.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011
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    @Zo, if you don't mind the risk of frying electrical death then building yourself a ring light is surprisingly easy. I made an instructable when I made mine way back in the day.

    http://www.instructables.com/id/HOMEBREW-RINGLIGHT/

    The colour temp is definitely still very red even when you shoot on tungsten but for B&W it is perfect. I love the look of a ring light but what those things cost is criminal! This thing could be made better with higher powered bulbs and some diffusion but for what it is it works pretty well. It also doubles as a space heater.
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    Photobucket
    I'm not certain I could stand to live in a place that prohibits open containers in public.
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    @Argos, @icelandbob - Thanks!
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      CommentAuthorAshflex
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2011 edited
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    My cat, Aimee, was trying to take a moody self-portrait. I think I ruined her picture a little.

    aanme

    She's not happy...
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    Zo. Hack-a-day has looooads of examples of home made ringlights, and some of em are pretty low tech.
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    Watson likes to sleep on my belly

    It should be noted that currently Watson is taking up lap space making it rather hard to comfortably position my netbook.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2011
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    @trini heehee does your cat hog the bed as much as mine does?

    And because, here's me with my cat.
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    @oldhat: He doesn't so much hog the bed as wake me up sometime between 4 and 6 am. He does it very cutely, but that tends to result in me eating and that isn't good. So if he does that enough times in a row he doesn't get to sleep on my bed for a couple nights. And your kitteh is very adorable. Even if he does look a tad bit grumpy.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011 edited
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    @shannon.gilly.3 - OMG you are Freddy Krueger!


    Drinking a beer.
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    in public, no less. not so fond of striped shirts, though.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    i dont have a cat...
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      CommentAuthorDextra
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    Kitties! Here's me and Ulath my alien-in-a-cat-suit that thinks he's my boyfriend.

    Ulath
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    will need to get a pic of me with mah kitteh this evening...

    Robin, you cat looks like it's saying "Oh Hiyaz! Just Chillin' wiv mah slave...."
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    I don't have a stupid cat - I have a rat hat!

    Also, I look just like I had arrived home at 6:30am from a band gig, and that I had found out a few minutes ago that the fucking piece of shit OpenOffice.org had eaten a few hundred words of my novel.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011 edited
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    Whitechapelers and their animals. Here is me and my little fat face, Stalin...



    And here he is in his castle...