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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 49: She Did It The Hard Way

“The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.” – Bette Davis

I was challenged a few weeks ago by +Mike Culver to shoot an image of Bette Davis as it shares a striking resemblance.  In reconstructing a shot, I like to study it and still add my own personal style to it; so, for this one I did just that….

You know, I gotta do it in my own ninja way and such!

I went with a side/above head flash and small silver reflector to add some fill.

The set-up was quite simple actually and not long after I took this, we made our way to the Godriguez Christmas party.  A lovely time, indeed and thanks for inviting us to join you!

So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 49 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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