Not Another 52 Project?!?!?!

A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 16: Flashing @ Work

Another week, another staged portrait shot composed through the use of natural light and an off camera flash.

This week, I wanted to try something new.  I wanted to use natural light behind me in my new fancy office, but I did not want to become a silhouette. To add to the challenge, I decided to show of the +SmugMug love with the super comfortable hoodie provided by +Katherine Cheng (thankies, girly)! =D

To do this, I decided to use the off-camera flash that I keep in my +Think Tank Photo City Walker 30, which I absolutely adore, and set it between my dual monitors on the desk.  Crude, but I like going back to those creative roots to challenge myself.

So, without further ado, here is my shot for Week 16 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!

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+PortraitTuesday  #portraittuesday  with +Laura Balc

P.S. This hoodie is ginormous and for a girl who loves comfort, it is awesomesauce for me!


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