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A 52 Week Project | Monochromatic/Achromatic/Color Portraiture

Week 51: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

There isn’t really much to say that hasn’t already been said in the lyrics or the title of this post.

I wanted to be sure, between wrapping presents and bringing on all the yule tide awesomesauce, that I got my portrait shot in as it is nearly the last one.  After spending a bit of my week finishing up my finals and watching some more from the Kelby training vaults, I decided upon a portrait with my tree as the background rather than an actual backdrop.

With an evening shoot and no light beyond the tree and one continuously lit soft box and reflector, it was a dark room, so I kicked the ISO up and this was the result.

No crazy make-up or conceptualization as this is the season to think of family, friends and the wonders of the season!

So, without further ado, here is my submission for Week 51 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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#lyricallyinspired  by +Jason Jakober +Tara Romasanta and +Amanda Recker

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