The 52 Project will now be posted at my photography education site, Photo Camp. Please head over there to follow along or to find some creative inspiration of your own.
I’m posting Week 5/52 a few days late. I actually shot on Tuesday, but then had trouble finding time to download, edit and post. I’m sure this won’t be the last time! One day I was sitting on the floor in Caleb’s room, and I noticed a stream of light coming into the hallway through the bathroom window. I had literally never noticed it before and I knew it would be the perfect place to play with highlight and shadow. Caleb crawled up and down the hallway (he is really on the move now, but still mostly slithering on his belly) and I experimented with using the window light in different ways. Not surprisingly, I have a lot of frames. This was the only one where he stopped and for some reason looked up at the window. I love that his face is lit and everything else is in shadow. I did some minimal editing to burn the shadows (make them darker) and dodge the highlights (make them brighter.) The image was shot at f/2.5, 1/100, ISO 640, 50mm.