I had lovely window light and my camera...that's it. Oh, and some raspberries...
Here is a photograph I made of two pears (HA!) I saw in the grocery store. And below is the BTS...
Diffused window light, a bunch of black cards and camera just out of frame at bottom left corner...That's it.
What a year this has been! 2013 was a period of growth in my craft as a photographer. Because of Project 52, Don Giannatti and the encouragement from other photographers from around the world, I see light and shadows differently than ever before. I pushed my limits weekly with real life projects.
February started with The Stranger project (I have a funny story to go along with it) that really pushed my comfort level. What? I have to walk up to a stranger and ask them if I can make a portrait of them?
With every project I completed and heard the critique, I grew and developed. Things I never saw in the viewfinder I now see. Different angles, different composition, different lighting...and so on.
We are on Project #42 and I've done all but three. I made the commitment to do them all but life just gets in the way sometimes. And that's okay.
I have a great support group with Project 52 but I get the greatest support from my amazing wife, Daina.
She is my rock...period.
So, here's the reward for some tough work this year...a new website.
And here's to continued growth!