I love sharing my photo shoots with you guys, since this blog has slowly shifted from being a “How-To” blog to becoming a lifestyle / personal outlet. I’ve recently started a photo series called “A Study In Blue,” in which I explore the depths of the shade blue in a series of portraits. This is for a 10 photo independent portfolio for my media arts class, but has really evolved in something I’m really excited about.
This wasn’t a series at first, or even planned at all. I was given a crappy Rebel t5 and kit lens and told to come up with a 10 photo portfolio that had to be consistent. I was also restrained to only being able to shoot on school campus, but my photos weren’t allowed to appear to be shot on campus. I was really discouraged because I’ve been shooting on the same campus for three years now, and it’s gotten to the point where I feel like I’ve shot everything. And only once I decided to focus on portraits, I realized a 50mm prime lens had spoiled me to the point where I had little faith in being able to shoot portrait with a kit lens.
However, it wasn’t until 1) I stumbled across this nifty back lot behind the bleachers and 2) I began editing in Lightroom when I realized that my photos so far all had one consistent theme: blue. With the right editing and the right use of the sky and hues. . . this could transform into an interesting concept.
I’ve had a blast shooting so far working on this series. I don’t know what I’m going to do with it, but what I have in mind so far is A WALL OF PRINTS. It’ll be epic.
Lots of love,