I had a lot of fun with this project. For this project I went into the studio and played with some studio lights. For these photos I went for more dramatic lighting, which I think really helps you create an intimate connection with the subject. My subject was, once again, my beautiful friend Hannah, who did amazing despite my constant pestering and micromanaging. I really love her face in all of these photos, and I think you can soak in a different perspective of Hannah in each one. I also decided to stick with a black and white theme (with the exception of one, where I liked the cool tones better) to add to the dramatic effect that I wanted. Overall, I would love to continue to work in a studio with different lighting, as I shall certainly do.
We all know that there are many photos that are taken over and over again by thousands of different people, such as sunsets, docks, selective color, tourist photos, and much more. For this assignment, I took a cliche subject, in this case puddles and reflections, and tried to make it as non-cliche as possible. Luckily we had just had a massive storm, so there was no shortage of puddles. I also found a large flock of geese, so I created an interesting reflection with the geese and a puddle. The previous day was very cold, and I found a frozen puddle, so naturally, I told my friend to step in it. I think that the frozen puddle created an interesting reflection. I enjoyed this project and I think it taught me to always try to be as unique as possible.
I know it is cliche, but I absolutely LOVE fall colors. It is amazing how nature turns death into something so stunning and beautiful. There is always that period of time where so many trees are bright and beautiful with color right before they fall off. It is a short period of time, but it is such a memorable time of the year. Since there are so many trees to admire with so many beautiful leaves, I decided to isolate this one leaf as to appreciate the colors in itself rather than it blending with the rest of fall. Each fall leaf is very unique and different with many different combinations of colors, but it is impossible to observe each individual beauty. So here is a leaf that I have emphasized against the rest of the fall season.