Not Another 52 Project?!?!?!
A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 17: What If I Were Your Neighbor?
Another week, another staged portrait shot composed through the use of natural light, a static spotlighting, and PS magic.
This week, I wanted I shot and processed my work for the +Style It! Shoot It! Share It! community April Challenge. While the overall theme was “What Is Black, White, and _____ All Over?”_ with a technical component of wardrobe or costuming, I chose to take a story that was quite clear and pressing in my mind and adjust the wording slightly to create my own riddle. My riddle goes like this:
“What isn’t always black and white, but stigmatized all over?”
If you were familiar with my Self Portrait Project submission for this week, then you will definitely know the answer to this one.
To be clear, I made 3 different wardrobe changes for this, created all props, and shot this in the location of my garage during the day to allow for more natural light. The three different shots were then brought into PS to be layered together and touched up in the appropriate achromatic scale I wanted for the image.
So, without further ado, here is my shot for Week 17 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!