Project 52: Playing with Directional Light (4)

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.

Grandma is going to be mad at me for posting this one, but I couldn’t help myself.  We are visiting my parents in NJ this week.  Earlier today I was hanging out with Alexa and I hunted for some nice light for a photo.  When I found some in the dining room, I put her down on the floor so I could get some pictures of her.  She was NOT happy with me for putting her down and immediately started crying for Mommy – even though I was two feet away, looking at her and talking to her, and she was out of my arms for less than 2 minutes.  Oh the drama!


Please continue along in our creative blog circle to see the beautiful work of my friend Julie Kiernan.  Julie is a wonderful family and senior portrait photographer based in Minnesota.  Click HERE to see Julie’s creative play on directional light.

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