Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slippery

A slope, a snake or the watery rocks…

Welcome to Week 132 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  As a heads up, I will publish last week’s round up tomorrow, as a surprise announcement wreaked havoc with my schedule.

This week, I’m going with a theme that was suggested by one of our regular contributors to the challenge, Na’ama Yehuda!  Thank you for the theme of Slippery!  Of course, this caused me to reverse my normal process, which is to be inspired by an image to pick a theme.  This week, I had to find something that might represent Slippery…

Of course, you can take the Slippery slope and unleash your creative minds and lenses to capture something to fir this week’s theme…I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you might come up with!!

Here’s a rather slippery customer…

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The Lady Charmeth…

Morgan is among my favorite models, as she always knows how to put together the facial expressions that I’m looking for in a shoot.  A little bit of mystery hides behind her eyes, aided by the mystery of the wonderful snake that has wrapped its way around her…

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Can’t wait to see what comes slip-sliding into this challenge!!

Lady in Waiting

Who keeps her waiting?

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Waiting.  An interesting theme, that made me think of a number of images that I shot over the years.

There are several that came to mind rather quickly, but one stuck out, as it is a rather straightforward shot that I captured during a model shoot.  While most of the work that I share on this blog is landscape or nature oriented, I have done a reasonable amount of people photography, which I have always found enjoyable.

For what might this lady be waiting?

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Lady in Waiting

This shoot was all about the jewelry, but I couldn’t resist to go for a bit more atmosphere in this image.

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday Morning – Photography

Learning opportunity

This weekend I am attending a photography workshop taught by Boston-based, freelance photographer Rick Friedman.  Besides being an accomplished photographer who has captured many celebrities across the spectrum, Rick is a great teacher, who is eager to share his accumulated knowledge and makes it fun to learn.

So, I am definitely having a good time and learning along the way about working speedlight flashes into lots of great lighting configurations to solve the challenges presented by location lighting.

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Brittany

This is a quick look at one of the shots from Saturday.  This shot of Brittany was done outside using flash to offset the bright light of a warm Saturday afternoon in Boston.  Both Brittany and Morgan, who were the models for the entire day, were a pleasure despite the long day for them working with 8 different photographers.  My goal here was to create warmth with the colors and a sense of fairy tale darkness.

One of the interesting things in doing a workshop of this kind is that it gives me the opportunity to recognize the areas where I need to pay more attention; as I went over the images from today, I picked up on numerous little details or technical glitches that made images less than perfect.  My challenge for today is to see, if I can work on improving my overall results.