day 22: self-portrait challenge
Same window light...With Glitter.
This image is the same angle, same window, same time of day, and same exposure on the camera as yesterday's image.. but TWO things were added..
1) A reflective surface on the wall (silver glitter wrapping paper) -and-
2) A back/sidelight onto the back of my hair
LESSON LEARNED IN THIS IMAGE: Never underestimate the power of a reflector. Whether this be a naturally occurring white van across from your busy urban scene, or a white wall in just the right place. It can make ALL the difference in bouncing lovely, diffused daylight onto the face. (And a daylight sidebulb doesn't hurt either.)
I also got some great catch lights in the subject's eyes. All the color tones and the light match here, and it almost gives an Instagrammy filter effect.
I must say, this challenge is pushing me and growing me well - in photography.
I feel like I'm in a sublime space and dancing with art. (So crazy and true!)
After being an office administrator for so long - It's wild to be pursuing something I can get lost in. Something I'm endlessly fascinated by. Something that calls a passion I never knew existed before. An art that I identify with so tightly that I can call it "my work," not as a have-to, but as a need-to for my soul. IS THAT NOT CRAZY?! I feel like I can actually say it out loud now:
Someone: What do you do?
Me: I'm a photographer.
AS FOR THE UNIVERSE: "I'm here and ready for now's word."
Let's paint with light in total delight.
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