Hello all and welcome to a brand new level of interactive fun and collaborative learning. I have always enjoyed a group approach to many aspects of creative projects, and in this vein, I’ve asked a couple friends to join in so that we can share our photography with a larger audience.
The idea is to create a theme each month. Anyone who’d like to participate is welcome to do so. We think it would be fun to share our setups, gear used and settings so that we all learn from each other’s approach to each given topic all while introducing our photography to a larger family.
We will have a specified amount of time to participate and once done, we will share these images on flickr via a theme thread in our respective flickr groups.
Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, and myself will choose our faves from the entries and will open them up for a vote for anyone and everyone to vote on via our respective blogs, showcasing your images, linked back to your photo stream on flickr. The final winner will then get to pick the theme for the next round and it begins again. This will be a fun way for us to share our imagery with a larger group, with the idea being that we continue to grow our community, further networking with and inspiring each other through this collective, creative process.
This month, as our first challenge, it is to create an image with a subject lit by a single light. “Single light” can be any singular light source and the subject can be anything. (Hint, the sun can be a single light source, a flashlight, a strobe, a lamp, a phone, a lighter can all be considered a single light source, but it must be evident that the subject is being lit solely by this singular light source.
Feel free to take this theme and run with it, just make sure to link your image in the TRP FLICKR group in THIS THREAD and in the MIRRORLESSONS FLICKR group in THIS THREAD on flickr to submit it. You can submit images for this first challenge through the end of March (the 31st). At that time, Heather, Mat and myself will choose our three favorite images submitted to the Flickr groups and post on both blogs so that we can all vote for our favorite.
Inside are a couple of examples through a brief, simple turotial to show how a single light can change the effect on a single portrait subject, come on in: