ABOUT THIS MONTH
The theme for my project in March was “artificial light”. I’m not going to lie, this one was hard for me. I typically avoid artificial light like the plague. Some of my shots didn’t turn out at all. Some could have been better. And some I was pleasantly surprised.
My comfort zone is seeking out natural light, and then capturing moments within that environment. For this theme I had to think a little “outside my box.” I don’t have a flash or any lighting equipment, so I had to use what was available. I used lamps, handheld lights, lights that are part of our normal “after dark” routine. and I also played with twinkle lights and glow sticks (sadly, the glow sticks were an epic fail). I also feel like I kindof cheated a little by shooting black and white, but I just knew I wouldn’t be super happy with the colors in these scenarios! And I knew there would be great contrast, which is perfect for black and white!
Camera + film info:
Nikon F100 // Ilford HP5+1 // developed and scanned by Nelson Photo.