Not Another 52 Project?!?!?!

A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 18: When Going Outside Is Your Only Option

Another week, another staged portrait shot composed through the use of natural light and a grumpy model.

This week, I shot and processed my work in a rather sorted mood. On Friday, it became clear that the A/C in the house was acting up, and we were without artificial cooling. It made sleeping kind of nasty and it also made creativity for capturing anything virtually nil.

However, I am a lady who sticks to her projects and keeps her goals in check, and I was definitely not going to flub up any of them for something like a broken A/C unit. That being said, I took a plethora of different shots from the random things we were doing throughout the day, and finally, I came up with a “laying in the cool grass enjoying the evening breeze” idea. Believe it or not, it was the truth too. It became a pleasant evening and my muse slowly returned in time for me to get this shot before making dinner and playing a bit of pool with the family.

So, without further ado, here is my shot for Week 18 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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