Available light portrait

Hello there!! The last few weeks have been pretty busy and I haven’t found much time to cultivate my online presence (sounds fancy, no? :-D). Because it has been a while since my last post I figured it was time to share some imagery again. Well, just one image actually.

Some posts ago I mentioned my photography-training being all about portraiture for the moment, and the above shot was taken for the sake of an assignment we got. We had to shoot indoors, with only a window as a lightsource, and produce a series of images with various lighting (as in frontal, sideways and backlit).

My lovely wife helped me out on this one by being a very patient model. Muchas gracias to you mylady!! She is a very creative person herself actually, making her way into the scrapbooking/cardmaking world out there. She has been sharing her creations on her own blog for over two years now and not without succes. She recently got selected as designteam-member for two different, rather important companies in the bussiness. Me proud!! The pictures on her blog, of course, are all done by yours truly. Hope I can contribute a little bit by doing so.

Greetingz,

Sebastiaan

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Toilets a go-go

Another one of those fine assignments we get on our plate at the photography course: go out and shoot ‘public toilets’!!

I must admit that at first I wasn’t really shure that this was going to be my cup of tea. As expected it turned out to be quite a challenge. First of all it is not that easy to make an interesting shot of, …, well, … a toilet, but also in most cities they nearly all look the same.


Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this assignment and I’m happy with the shots that came out. Point of the story: get out of your comfort zone, shoot unusual things, … Some great pictures might come out of it. And if nothing comes out at all, you’ll probably have ¬†learned a lesson or two. I know I did.

Greetingz,

Sebastiaan