I’m going to try something here to help stay consistent with posts on my blog. My initial goal was to complete one post per week to start off, and so far so good. But my longer term goal has been to get up to 3 post per week consistently, and with content that will contain substance – not just a random post for the sake of posting.
So I’m going to call this weekly installment ‘Sunday Select’. My thought is to choose one photo per week from my archive – new or old – and write a quick summery relating to the image. I might talk about why I like it, or the challenges involved, or if I’m brave enough, I’ll post an image I’m not so fond of and breakdown what I don’t like about it… we’ll see about that one though.
For this week’s Sunday Select I’m going to choose a recent image from a light painting shoot I completed last Sunday.
The shoot was a personal one, which means it wasn’t for a client and I had freedom to do what I wanted. And lately I’ve been trying to take advantage of shoots like this to attempt to push myself out of my comfort zone. The majority of my client work right now is editorial, so images from those shoots are generally straight out of the camera with minimal editing other than some minor tweaks here and there. Quite the opposite to this image which is a composite of 6 separate exposures/images blended together to create this final picture. Also the processing would be considered ‘heavier’ than what I’d apply to an editorial image.
I’m still quite new to composites, and I know they’re still rough around the edges, but that’s what I like about pursuing personal shoots. It gives me the opportunity to explore a style or technique I otherwise wouldn’t attempt when a client’s time and money is on the line. I’ll definitely keep pushing myself to learn and become a better photographer. Honestly though, I don’t think I’ll ever feel satisfied or fulfilled no matter what level I achieve as a creative… is that strange?
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