I am so thrilled to be joining Photo 52: A Play on Light, a year-long, weekly exploration with a group of fellow photographers, concentrating on light and learning to master its many dynamic forms. Each month, a different light-related topic is selected and four weeks are spent exploring it. I have been shooting with the women in this group for over a year now (some for almost two!); they are incredibly talented and have become close friends. I am honored to be in their company!
As we are still spending much time indoors waiting for spring to arrive, we have decided to focus this month on the use of artificial light sources, rather than relying solely on natural light. The challenge with utilizing artificial light is to do so in a manner that either appears natural (for example, fill flash), or in a way that creates a deliberate and dramatic lighting situation.
For my Photo 52 debut, I used a flash to supplement the dim lamp in the room. It is the end of the day and this little guy is (theoretically) about to go to bed. One squirmy boy + unfamiliar flash equipment = less than ideal shooting conditions, but I’m pleased with the catchlights in his eyes and am looking forward to playing more with my flash and other artificial light sources this month!
Please continue around the circle and take a moment to see the creative interpretations of artificial light sources from my fellow photographers. Next up is my friend and fellow New Yorker, the talented Linda Hooper.