It has been almost a year since I added anything to my blog. My last post was so deeply moving for me that I just haven’t had the heart to write something new. I wanted that final tribute to my friend to be what everyone saw.
I think it’s time to update my blog and turn the page. I have been a working professional photographer since 2004. During this time, I have continued my photographic education. One of the things I love about photography is that you never get to the end and can always seek a higher level of expertise. I took a black and white class in the spring and in September I began a 52 week Commercial Photography class called Project 52 (P52). I hope that you decide to come along for the ride. This course is going to stretch me as I learn the ins and outs of commercial photography to add to my portraiture work.
Our first assignment was to approach a stranger and photograph them. There are varied backgrounds and varied levels of photographers in P52 so approaching a stranger was more difficult for some than for others. This was a fun way to start the year since I’m used to approaching strangers for photography. I made the image pretending that it was a commercial assignment. Since I am a portrait photographer, I decided on using her as a model selling cosmetics. I found my stranger at Ulta so, of course, cosmetics was the perfect fit. Here is the image that I submitted for assignment #1.
I’ll continue to share my assignments as I have them finished. The next submission requires me to create my Vision Statement with a picture to illustrate it. Definitely a challenge!