Last year I completed a 52 week photo project where I created a set of images fitting within a theme and met some really awesome people along the way. Â The saddest part about ending our project was the idea of not connecting with these amazing women week after week. Â So we decided to keep it going into a new project this year called “What _______ Looks Like.” Â In this project we post once per month and adhere to broad-based themes. Â Through this project, I plan to shoot things differently than I normally would, and also potentially edit them differently too. Â This is my wild card.
For February, the theme isÂ shadow. Â Working on images this month caused me to realize that I often shoot to avoid any kind of harsh shadowing. Â They are interesting, but anything more than a soft shadow to create shape definition is generally undesirable in my portrait work. Â I wish I had had more opportunities to explore this quite a bit further, because the more I think about it, the more I wish I had practiced and taken advantage of the days where we were blessed with any kind of strong light.
Â I am excited to see what the rest of my group has come up with. Â Two women in particular are phenomenal with using strong shadows to their advantage and I’m very looking forward to their posts too. Â But to start it off will be Ms. Christina Benge from Indiana. Â You can find her post on shadows here.