In The Shadows Of Life Weekly Favourites | 23rd March – 29th March

The light overshadows the dark, because without light there would be no shadow ~ Dominic Minguzzi 

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kelly m photography

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Teresa Vick Photography

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Jess Soper Photography

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Anna-Liisa Nixon Photography

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2B Seen Photography

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Allyson Wasmund Photography

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Yeah, She Snaps! Photography

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Sarah M

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Catchnkiss Photography

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Christy Elias

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Little Farm Photography, LLC

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In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Features (March 15-22)

 

“Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.”
-Elie Wiesel

 

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Elise Meader Photography

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Erin Hensley Photography

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kgPhotography

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Kristin Hiatt Photography

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Pixelus Moments

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Under The Willow Tree Photography My Life

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Applewood Photography

ashley tabor photography

Ashley Tabor Photography

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Catchnkiss Photography

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Charlotte Heart Inspired

In The Shadows of Life Featured Photographer | March

 “What I love the most is uniting the common with the unexpected… I’m less interested in documenting specifics than I am in fanciful storytelling. I prefer to leave some room for the imagination to fill in the gaps.” I don’t think I could’ve explained our mission here at In The Shadows of Life any better. Expressing our feelings of the moments rather than what our eyes can see. Gwen Coyne does exactly that and sends us on a magical journey of childhood. You wonder about the story. All that is left is feeling. We think you are going to LOVE our featured photographer this month.

Please, go ahead, have the pleasure of meeting Gwen Coyne.

 

 

Childhood and lifestyle images are often full of color and joy. How do you feel about breaking the perceived rules of photography by portraying such images in a different way?
In childhood, discovery occurs at an accelerated rate. Discovery can be joyful, or not. I don’t see any need to limit myself to a specific emotion or palette, so I just do whatever seems natural.

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For us as a group, the use of deep strong shadows is what sets the mood in our lifestyle images. How do you define “mood” in your own lifestyle photographs?
What I love the most is uniting the common with the unexpected. Shadows, light and reflections can sometimes transform otherwise mundane circumstances into something unique.

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 Why do you like portraying your lifestyle images in this way? What draws you to this style of photography?
I’m less interested in documenting specifics than I am in fanciful storytelling. I prefer to leave some room for the imagination to fill in the gaps.

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 When shooting in beautiful light, what attracts you more- the light, or the shadows that go with it?
A perfect balance between the two. Beautiful light allows me to better call attention to both the shadows and the subjects.

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 What do you find inspiring in childhood that drives your need to capture it?
My parents’ camera was stolen when I was a kid and I was the second child, so I have very few pictures of myself. Most of the images I have from my childhood are in my memories. Maybe this influenced my approach to photography—a desire to evoke a fantastical sense of childhood, rather than to strictly document it as is.

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 Can you give one tip on how to shoot in “moody” light or low light?
Experiment with apps, filters and movement. Embrace long exposures, high ISO, grain and blur.

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 What keeps you going when you feel uninspired?
Vacation.
Also, browsing the work of others helps keep me sensitized to my day-to-day surroundings and reminds me to stay attentive.

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What is your favorite time of day to photograph? And why?
Whenever I get a chance, as photography is not my career and I have limited free time. Morning and evening light makes things more magical, of course.

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 What’s in your camera bag?
Lately, I’ve been shooting and editing almost exclusively on my iPhone 6, so I don’t carry a bag. Whereas I love the quality I get from my Nikon DSLR, I generally reserve it for when I’m not with my daughter. My phone is more convenient and allows for a less invasive, more immediate response to what’s going on around me.

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 JPEG or RAW? Photoshop or Lightroom?
Either or, depending on the camera I’m using. Oggl by Hipstamatic is my editor of choice on the phone. After shooting, I also minimally adjust levels and sharpness with various mobile apps, including Lightroom. With the phone, I like that I can carry my darkroom with me, wherever I go.

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In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Features (3/9-3/15)

 

“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
-Charles Dickens

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Applewood Photography

b&w imagery by eli dreyfuss

B&W Imagery by Eli Dreyfuss

catchnkiss photography

Catchnkiss Photography

crystal miel photography

Crystal Miel Photography

greig reid photography

Greig Reid Photography

joni burtt photography

Joni Burtt Photography

malisa philips photography

Malisa Phillips Photography

my three sons images

My Three Sons Images

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Privizzini’s Passion Photography

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Rene Hermosillo Photography

sarah m photography

Sarah M Photography

khalilah hall photography

Khalilah Hall Photography

In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Features (03/02-03/08)

Shadow is the obstruction of light. Shadows appear to me to be of supreme importance in perspective, because, without them opaque and solid bodies will be ill defined; that which is contained within their outlines and their boundaries themselves will be ill-understood unless they are shown against a background of a different tone from themselves. -~Leonardo da Vinci

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 Kristin Hiatt Photography

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Alec Mills Photography

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Sonia Marfatia-Goode Photography

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Jessica Byrum Photography & Design

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Sweet Light Photography

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Kristin Hiatt Photography

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Holly Nicole Photography

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Fotografie Chantal van den Dool

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kelly m photography

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 Applewood Photography

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 Karen Osdieck Photography

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Sharon Covert Photography

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 My Three Sons Images

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Charlotte Heart Inspired

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 Desra Ramey- Photography

In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Features (02/23-03/01)

“If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light”

~Lady Gaga

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Sonia Marfatia-Goode Photography

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Emily Bartley Photography

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Sonia Epple Fotografie

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Radhika P. Photography

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Joni Burtt Photography

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Allyson Wasmund Photography

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 Kristin Hiatt Photography

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Catchnkiss Photography

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Soul Threading

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Privizzini’s Passion Photography

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Ashley Tabor Photography

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Elise Meader Photography

In The Shadows of Life Collaborative | Collection EIGHT

“Where there is much light, the shadow is deep”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

NicR

Nicola Stewart Photography

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Ana Rosenberg Photography

Cousins at home

Niki Boon Photography

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Lens & Beauty

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Samantha Lawson Photography

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Photographs by Jennifer

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My Light My Love My Own

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Cate Wnek Photography

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Rahel Krabichler- photography and imagination