A group of photog friends decided to shake things up in 2015 and instigated a 52 week challenge consisting of a weekly concept and call to photo action. I have always loved the idea of photographing with intent. We each summited 10 concepts and each week one is picked by the group moderator. Yesterday marked Week 3 and our subject matter was High Contrast. I knew it was going to be a black and white shot, although I don't really get to the nitty gritty details of lighting etc until I'm actually setting up in the studio. I had a portrait shoot this weekend which saw my creative energies focused elsewhere with shooting and processing. However, with my daughter back and ready for school tomorrow, she agreed to be my model for this weeks challenge. She has a gorgeous long neck and beautiful long limbs which fuelled my vision of a bold, gutsy black and white.
Week 1 and 2 saw me constrained on the model front so I had to improvise and become familiar with the 10sec timer on my camera :-) It certainly makes for good exercise running up and back between the camera. I'll be posting those in the coming days.
I have always wanted to sign up for a year long project. I'm drawn to the discipline of having to create weekly and to do so to a set topic. The accountability of the group participation also works wonders. No excuses, just photographs to be made.
Three challenges down 49 to go. Stay tuned.