Not Another 52 Project?!?!?!
A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 24: Achromatically Me
Another week, another staged portrait shot composed through the use of artificial lighting (strobe). Though, while considering what to do, I spent the day with +Mark Rodriguez and family, and decided that this week was going to focus on a feeling that sometimes gets overshadowed by my love of taking portraits…
“We may not have pulled out the cameras, but there definitely wasn’t a shortage of memories made.” – Shantha Fountain
A portrait can be taken, a story can be told, but we should never sacrifice the life we live on the day-to-day in order to satisfy something besides our precious family and friends.
So, without further ado, here is my very simple portrait shot for Week 24 of this portraiture project in honor of that today with my family and friends!
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!