Week 33: bnw | 2018 Project 52

I got really lucky this weekend in that I had plans to photograph some friends with their new baby. And while that was great (who doesn’t love a screaming baby?), I had a lot of fun playing with the older kids before and after.

They’re at the perfect ages of 3 and 5, they get along with each other, no one was shy, everything was FUN FUN FUN! Which means LOTS of outtakes… or does it?


Settings: f/3.5, 1/320 sec, 35mm, ISO 1600
Camera and Lens: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF35mm f/1.4L USM

Not perfect for #bnw, but I’m rolling with it because there’s a lot to like.

The contrast of their white skin against the brown leather chair. The triangle they naturally made. Crawling on top of each other. A little sister’s love for her big brother. A little brother that I am sure is happy to have a friend since there’s a newborn in the house. It’s a scene that won’t last long, for 10 seconds even, but these two are loving the fact that they can lounge on and wrestle each other until they tire out. And I kept my camera on them… gotta love the outtakes.

Week 34: Large
due 08.22.18

I don’t feel that we’ve played that much with perception, so let’s try some on for size. (I kill, I kill!)

This week our theme is large… but really think about what you can do with it. You can photograph something that is huge, like buildings or trees. Or you can look at the world around you a bit differently. Because we all see things individually, and there are several factors that going into perceiving the size of objects, not everything you think is large is that to others. Just think about when you were a kid; things seemed so much bigger back then when now we smirk at the idea.

So how can we play with our photography with something as simple as an adjective? Let’s change our perspective and shoot from below. Or compare opposites to showcase how large your subject really is. Incorporate people, or anything really, for scale. Shoot with a wider angle lens and experiment with distortion. Fill the frame… or compose the subject in a way that the viewer knows it stretches outside the four edges of your image. Get funky with it, go for a photowalk, set up a photo shoot in your house… surprise us, but try to surprise yourself too.

Last Week’s photo: Silhouette #2018P52

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