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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture
Week 44: Beyond Our Challenges Lies Destiny
“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
So, for this week, I was a bit taxed to get in my shot due to having my gall bladder removed on Wednesday. Let’s just say that setting up beauty dishes and reflectors was much more difficult to do than normally. However, I did spend a bit of time this week on Pinterest and Strobox looking over simple headshot set-ups and poses since I knew that was going to be the extent of my abilities until I can lift and stand for more extended amounts of time.
That being said, I woke up this morning, popped some pain meds, ate some breakfast, grabbed a headband, added a vintage ruffle scarf, set up the beauty dish, grabbed a reflector and got it set up – took 2 test shots, made 3 good poses and then put everything back up and began to process the image I loved most.
I am hoping to get back into my normal swing as we move ahead, but I was so proud of myself for overcoming the obstacles that were in my way an still producing an image that I had a fondness for.
So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 44 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!
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