There are some people that walk into a room and instantly set the place ablaze with their laughter and energy… Marilyn is one of them! I photographed her daughter’s sweet sixteen ages ago and I’m so happy that she reached out for the 52 Faces Project, so she and I can have some one-on-one time with my camera. She had me cracking up the entire time.
To read more about the 52 Faces Project, check out this post. If you’d like to volunteer to be one of the faces for this project, email me email@example.com.
I’m taking some artistic liberties with my interpretations of this month’s photography theme because my subjects are neither furry or friendly. But since it’s not everyday that I get to photograph wildlife in the bayous of Louisiana, I figured I’d share these from the recent swamp tour we took during our time in New Orleans. It was both fascinating and absolutely terrifying to see so many alligators up close and personal! To continue the circle, make sure to stop by S Badiyah’s blog to see her take on this month’s Creativity Project theme!
*We did our swamp tour through Cajun Pride Tours. We had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend their services if you’re ever in the area.
I loved photographing Valencia and her entire family over the summer, so I was so happy to have her volunteer on this 52 Faces Project. She is such a beautiful person – inside and out! So glad that we got to spend a little one-on-one time together. This portrait was photographed in a narrow alleyway. I love photographing in spaces like these (especially midday) because it provides plenty of shade from harsh lighting of the sun and by placing her right at the edge of the shadow and the brightly lit pavement outside the alley, the light back on her face beautifully. I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s true! When I’m shooting portraits, it’s rare that my subject is ever in the sun’s direct path (unless it is an extremely cloudy day). 90% of the time, the light that is illuminating my subject’s face is indirect and comes from a natural or collapsible reflector. It’s a softer light that I find most flattering for portraits.
To read more about the 52 Faces Project, check out this post. If you’d like to volunteer to be one of the faces for this project, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.