Monday, February 29, 2016

Fifty-Two // Cody Cameron

Yo what's good party people?! I have successfully made it through 8 weeks of my Fifty-Two project. Which is about 2 months. Or if you wanna break it down further, about 1/6 of the way done. Blaow!

I'm feeling pretty good with how this project is coming about. I've faced some challenges along the short road already, but I've adjusted and made it work. Last week, I was really set on shooting an old friend of mine, but the timing just didn't work out for us like we had hoped it would. Saturday afternoon, I asked another good friend if he'd step in and fill the opening. Of course Cody was more than happy to help me out-- that's just the kind of guy he is. Katie and Cody had been planning on taking Koya to a new dog park because the weather was so great, so I tagged along with camera in hand to grab some shots of Cody. I mostly shot candids of him and Koya, with a handful of posed shots, but I wasn't too happy with what I had got. I did get some stuff I liked, but I didn't want any of those to be what I presented for week 8. Plus, in my head I had already settled on an idea/look for this week. So after we got home and the sun went down, I asked Cody if he'd be willing to help me out again and get back out there to shoot some more. 

We got back outside with a very specific look/idea in mind. Most of the time I've shot low light portraits, I've always brought in lighting to illuminate the subject(s) 'properly' but lately I've been wanting to experiment with available light in these low lit situations. So we strolled around Seward and kept near a few businesses that had well lit storefronts. We used those lights to create the lighting patterns I had in mind. In the past few weeks, this is the third shoot of this nature, and I'm already looking forward to exploring this style much much more. Check em out:

Thanks for looking. I'm hoping my un-shot friend-o from week 8 will be available for week 9. If he is, you'll probably see some more in this similar style. If he isn't well,  I'll need to figure out who/when/where I'm shooting. Again, if you or anyone you know is willing to help me out with my project, please get in touch. See ya next week.

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