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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 6: Portraits – Like A Boss
Another week, another staged and carefully shot portrait session with the use of natural lighting.
This week, I chose to use my boss, who needed an updated set of headshots done for our school flyers and boards. She is not a fan of cameras, and she 100% hates to have pictures of herself taken.
Having mostly shot willing participants in the experience, this was a much trickier task, but I turned on my goofy charms and had her giggling and smiling more, and nervously twitching and making sarcastic faces less.
I stood with my back to a very large, wall length window and let the diffused warm light do the rest. In editing, I wanted to leave a lot of her natural beauty intact, freckles and all! I chose this set to share because I liked it for it most real quality and because the smile was genuine.
She sat and posed, Like A Boss!
Here is my shot for Week 6 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!