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