Not Another 52 Project?!?!?!

A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 32: Steel Your Heart, My Queen

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

This week, (or last week at this point) I nearly reached a limit on what my heart could stand.  I was not necessarily shocked by some of the events and confrontations that transpired, but a little disappointed that I let my hope for things to go in a peaceful direction fell short.

I had a lot happen at work as well.  Testing the limits on what I felt was morally just and in the end, still questioning if I want to stay there in the future.

Then, after all of that, I got some sort of virus or flu…

Yeah, it was a trying week to say the least.  However, I was able to get this shot done and processed, but between flu medicine and frequent naps, I am just getting it up here as a posting.

Now, a cheers (with cough medicine) to things only going up from here! ♥

For this shot, I used a 50mm prime lens on my  #canon60D (tripod), and my beauty dish with 600ex-rt flash.

So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 32 of this 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:

por·trait
/ˈpôrtrət/

Noun

1. A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person.
2. A representation or impression of someone or something in language or on film.

Synonyms
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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