Not Another 52 Project?!?!?!
A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 35: My Peace Is My Own Private Universe For My Mind
“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.” ― C. JoyBell C.
This week, I shed the physical senses and spent time reflecting on and working with my inner senses to make sense of things life was handing me and how I wanted to let it affect me. After some good times away from the computer with my family and friends and also spending some time speaking with people I have placed in my support network, I am feeling good about my choices and how I am molding my life.
This final experiment with flash and long exposure shooting will suffice as I begin to work on researching my next mini-project so that I may learn another technique that will allow me to grow and evolve even more in the artistic crafts.
For this shot, I used a 85mm #canon lens on my #canon60D (tripod), and 1 gobo at the end of a gelled snoot mono aimed at the background (blue) and my 600ex-rt flash aimed at a reflector and set to 1/32 manually. This was a 15 second exposure where I sat for about 5 seconds and moved to let the gobo lighting pull through the image to give it that ethereal look. After a little sprucing up in PS, we have this final shot!
So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 35 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:
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!