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Monday, February 11, 2013

serene Sharyn #13

Sharyn came to the shoot late in the day. You would think that she would be tired and maybe a little weary after working all day, but NO, not Sharyn! She looked great...bright blue sweater and a smiling face. Judging from the condition of her flawless skin, she didn't spend hours on the beach slathered in iodine and baby oil like some of us. Smart girl.  She was calm and tranquil during entire shoot; she just went with it. 

All of my classmates have been so much fun to shoot, and Sharyn is one that made it fun AND easy. Thank you Sharyn for coming to the shoot even though it was chilly. You could have been in your warm home, but you took the time to come to the shoot and I appreciate it! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

lovely Lynn #12

The title was going to be "lovely leaning Lynn," but that just sounded wrong, so I went with lovely Lynn. This pose may look easy, but it's a little complicated. She needed to look relaxed and natural, but that's easier said than done because of the dapples...the spots of sun peeping through the bushes and landing right on her face. So the only way to get the shot was to have her lean her head on the railing without looking like a contortionist! Not that it's a bad thing, mind you, just not in this pose or in the project. I read a trilogy this summer that actually describes contortionist postures, but we'll just let that go. 

I hope Lynn's image reflects her quiet and thoughtful spirit. When she looks at you through her twinkling eyes, you know that she "gets" it. That pink sweater next to the aging railing with the green grass in the background created an amazing, colorful photo. 

Lynn, thanks for all of your help and your support. Hope to see you in Florida in two weeks! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

bubbling Barbara #11

I really wanted to title this "bubbly Barbara," but after checking my trusty Random House College Dictionary, there was no bubbly to be found, so I just went with bubbling. The dictionary defines bubbling as, "to act or exist in a lively, sparkling manner; exude cheer." That's Barbara. She makes me laugh. 

During her shoot, we tried several locations around the school. The sun, who I thought was my friend, turned on me, so we experimented inside the building. I don't even remember this stairwell...I just remember the ones at the end of the halls. Barbara was so much fun to shoot. 

In this shot, she looks like she's in deep thought. Just between us, she was trying her best to hold still because the lack of light causes the shutter to slow, thus shake, resulting in a blur, and we don't want to blur her pretty face! 

Thanks, Barbara. Again, you make me laugh now and you made me laugh then. See you in April!