Thursday, October 23, 2014

Window, window in the wall...

  This project was about utilizing window light in portraiture.  In other news, I have fantastic friends who model for me.  Aren't they gorgeous?!!!

This is a cropped picture taken in the Grant building in the late morning.  The light floods this hallway and lit her up wonderfully, and was at the perfect angle to create a clear reflection.  

He'd just finished cleaning up after devotional and agreed to be my underpaid model.  The light comes in mostly to his side, though he is looking through the glass, creating a fantastic shadowing on the right side of his face and neck.  

We were in the Seasider when the table next to the window opened up, so I handed her my soup and sticks and had her pose, and also eat some to see if that would work.  I like how the light falls across her forehead and follows down the bridge of her nose to her chin.  Also the light outlining her arm.  I am not a fan of the background however.  It's too much and distracting.

This I didn't turn this in, but I thought it would be nice to contrast the cropped and the uncropped photos.  Which do you prefer? 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wait for it...

All of us have been and will be each of these people. 

Sometimes we talk about the future unknown; perhaps internships, career goals, family, midterms, and a million other things which will define and shape us.  And it is who we have the potential of becoming on this path which can be the most daunting.

When we are with friends, we will run the gambit of emotion and of giving and receiving emotionally.  Which will often times take the form of sitting with some pizza; listening to the future, to the past, and the moment of shared time.

And all of us, at least once in our lives, will look at our friend in the camera lens and release...The Smolder.