Project 52: Playing with Directional Light (2)

Today’s post is for Project 52, a weekly blog project that I am working on with several other talented photographers whom I’ve come to know and love. In this project, we concentrate on light and spend several weeks exploring an overarching theme. This month we will be exploring directional light.  All light comes from somewhere, of course, and therefore has direction, but generally directional light is distinguished from flat, even lighting that tends to eliminate shadows.  Subtle shadows in a photo help to give it a sense of three-dimensionality.

The photos below were taken yesterday morning.  Not long after she woke up and came downstairs wrapped in a blanket, I asked Avery if I could take a picture of her near one of our windows.  I knew that I was soon taking my camera to the shop to be cleaned and wouldn’t have another chance to get a picture for my blog.  She was reluctant to agree to let me take a photo – and refused to sit by the window, but instead lay on the floor, with windows above her and to her left.  She only agreed when I promised that the photos were for her friend James, whom she misses very much.  So, James, these are for you.  It is finally June and we will see you soon!




Please continue along in our creative blog circle to see the beautiful work of my friend Kim Dupree.  Kim is a wonderful photographer based in Texas, who is particularly known for her gorgeous senior portraits.  Click HERE to see Kim’s creative play on directional light.

6 thoughts on “Project 52: Playing with Directional Light (2)

  1. Her smile in the second one just melts my heart. I will show him these first thing in the morning – PLEASE come soon, if only so he will stop talking about her! 😉

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