I like cuddling, cuddling is my FAVORITE! I had a hard decision this week…I’m still not certain I picked the right one.
Is it creepy that you’ve now witnessed our bedtime ritual? Oh, well…remember I am always ARMED. I am posting the *reject* on my personal page…check it, YO! Which one would YOU have chosen?!
PS Sara Rae, I am sorry I disobeyed you. I’ll make it up to you…
Self portraits are a strange phenomenon. If you poll photographers, I estimate that 90% of them hate being in front of the camera. I do not hate being photographed, but I definitely do not love it. Plus, I am asian and so my skin tones always photograph a bit…ummm…yellow?
For this week’s challenge, I wanted to work on my off camera lighting outdoors and specifically with setting ratios for my flashes. I feel like I have subjected my wife and our canine and feline children enough in my images so I resorted to photographing myself. As soon as I saw it, I started critiquing my slouching, my hand placement, my head angle, my…oh, the things that go through a photographer’s mind.
1/10th shutter speed
Canon 600 Flash to camera right @ 1/32nd power
Canon 580 Flash to camera left @ 1/16th power
As a photographer, sometime you need to work on things outside of your normal purview and this project is going to help us (and you) challenge, grow and creatively develop your photography as a whole. Weekly for the next year, we will be sharing our images with you here!
For those of you interested in participating, PLEASE join us! The more the merrier! You definitely do not need to be a professional photographer, this is something you can easily do with your point and shoot, cell phone, ipad2, etc. You can comment with a link to your image here on our blog or on our La Brisa fan page
or you can tag La Brisa Photography
in your image on your own FB page or use the hashtag #52WoA on twitter
that way we can share your efforts with everyone else! If you are interested in joining our La Brisa Aspiring Photographer Workshop
group on FB, please request to join as we will also be sharing our images there too.
Next Thursday, May 10th, Week 41: “Something that gives you the feeling of warmth” will be due. The image must be created between today and May 10th. Good luck!
Here is the full list of 52 Weeks of Awesomeness!
Week 2 Introduce yourself
Week 5 Sports (anything related, teams, players, equipment, etc,)
Week 7 ONE object shot at 5 different angels/distances
Week 8 One for the road (signs, streets, traffic, etc.)
Week 9 Objects that tell something about you
Week 10 Things that make your life easier
Week 11 Your favorite color
Week 14 Flashed (an image created using artificial light)
Week 15 Sun (sunlight, sunset, sunrise, etc)
Week 18 What you do outside the world of photography
Week 20 Emotional attachment (heirloom/special gift, etc.)
Week 22 Things you couldn’t live without
Week 24 Fire (candle, fireplace, etc.)
Week 30 OOF (Out of Focus)…purposely OOF
Week 31 What I consider dessert
Week 32 Fill the Frame (close ups)
Week 33 A week in our lives
Week 34 Faith (what you believe)
Week 35 Dance (body in motion)
Week 37 SOOC (straight out of the camera)…before & after
Week 39 Object: straight up shots and then straight down shots
Week 40 Something at night
Week 41 Something that gives you the feeling of warmth
Week 46 Reflections/Shadows