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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 7: Reading In Low (Key) Lighting
Another week, another staged portrait shot composed through the use of natural lighting.
This week, I chose to use my munchkin again, and since she has become so fond of reading, I told her as long as she sat really still in the way I needed her to stay near the window, she could keep reading.
It was an instant win. 😉
I used my 100mm lens and shot at an angle over her and to the side with lighting coming in above and to the side, but from behind her creating a bit of a soft backlight. It was light enough in the room too, so it didn’t add a lot of extra noise; though, it was fairly low lit.
What I loved most about the shot was that it was a portrait taken, but I kept a part of her in it by allowing her to read and do things she loved rather than simply posing like a mode;.
The crop, due to close quarters, was a final sale for me too! I love trying things and seeing if they work – it is the fun of learning!
Without further ado, here is my shot for Week 7 of this portraiture project!
The rules I have laid out are simple – 1) these portraits can be of myself or another model, but cannot be the same image as my other project; 2) There must be a lighting element – whether my studio lights or a consciously planned shoot using natural lighting from the golden hour, etc. The key being consciously planned – no “on a whim”, point the camera at someone and call it complete. These will be portraits per the definition:
1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.
picture – likeness – portraiture – portrayal – effigy
My goal is to expand my portraiture abilities and processing as well as direction I give others while also working on my creative muscles and my own personal style, which I believe to be shooting what I like to see!