In the Shadows of Life | COLLECTION TWENTY-FOUR

In the Shadows of Life | COLLECTION TWENTY-FOUR

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
― Ted GrantNiki

Niki Boon Photography

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Lens & Beauty

Kelly September

Kelly Jacobi Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Cate Wnek Photography

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Photographs by Jennifer Your Life/ My Art

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In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-THREE

 

“Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.”

~Junichiro Tanizaki

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Niki Boon Photography

Janielle Aug Shadows

Lens & Beauty

Kelly Aug Shadows

Kelly Jacobi Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Cate Wnek Photography

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Photographs by Jennifer Your Life/ My Art

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-ONE

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY-ONE

Find beauty not only in the thing itself, but in the pattern of the shadows, the light, and the dark which that thing provides

-Junichiro Tanizaki

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Ana Rosenberg

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Lens & Beauty

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Privizzini’s Passion – My life in Art

Kelly May Shadows

Kelly Jacobi Photography

Kate  (1)

Kate Vellacott pictures

Shadows May Jennifer

Photographs by Jennifer

Niki Boon - April 2016

Niki Boon Photography

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Cate Wnek Photography

In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (April 17 – May 1)

In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (April 17 – May 1)

Erin VonRuden Keogh‎

Erin VonRuden Keogh

Teresa Vick Photography

Teresa Vick Photography

Brandi Thompson Photographer

Brandi Thompson: Photographer

Painted Sparrow Photography

Painted Sparrow Photography

 Sven Berger‎
Tiffany Erb Photography
Solas Images
2B Seen Photography
Dotka Photography
Moments by Mancuso
Lizzy Loo Photography
The Preservationist‎
Haley Rosa Photography
Kristin Hiatt Photography
Lou Firli Photographic‎

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY

In The Shadows of Life | Collection TWENTY

To love beauty is to see light.” ~ Victor Hugo

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Ana Rosenberg

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Lens & Beauty

Amber April

Privizzini’s Passion – My life in Art

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Kelly Jacobi Photography

Kate April

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Photographs by Jennifer

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Niki Boon Photography

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Cate Wnek Photography

April Featured Photographer – Helen Whittle

April Featured Photographer – Helen Whittle

We are so excited to announce our April feature photographer – Helen Whittle Photography. Helen’s work is captivating. There is a soulfulness and a quiet intensity that speaks to the heart of the viewer. Please enjoy getting to know Helen and her work!

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  1. 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?

I really wish I was better at making colourful and joyful photos! I have honestly never thought of my images as breaking rules, I see them more as just a different style of child photography. I really love black and white images, they can be so filled with mood and emotion. In my experience, childhood, and parenthood especially, is not always filled with colour and joy, but is always filled with drama and emotion.

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  1. 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?

I define mood in my images by using light to create drama but also my children’s facial expressions and poses help to create emotive pictures.

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  1. Why do you like portraying your lifestyle images in this way?    What draws you to this style of photography?

I’m colourblind, so I actually find making colourful images much harder so I’m naturally drawn towards black and white. It’s hard to describe what draws me to this type of imagery… I guess it’s the way they make me feel when I look at them. I like to see emotive images so I want the viewer to feel the emotion in my images. Simply by using light, you can change the story of an image.

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  1. When shooting in beautiful light, what attracts you more- the light, or the shadows that go with it?

I think they both come hand in hand. I shoot mainly indoors, so I guess I look for pockets of light and with that come the wonderful shapes that light and shadows can make.

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  1. What do you find inspiring in childhood that drives your need to capture it?

Childhood is so innocent. I love the fun, the drama, and the learning that comes with childhood. It was the need to capture this for my children to be able to look back on, that started my photography journey.

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  1. Can you give one tip on how to shoot in “moody” light or low light?

I like to shoot in contrasting light, usually where there is light and dark in the same frame, so I would say, make sure you expose for the highlighted areas so they don’t end up over exposed and blown out, otherwise they are impossible to bring back in post production.

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  1. What keeps you going when you feel uninspired?

When I’m feeling uninspired I usually put my camera down and spend time looking at photos from other artists….i just love looking at photos, especially from photographers I admire! And sometimes I ask my children if they’d like to come up with a photo for the day and we often end up with an image we all like. And other times, if I’m feeling really uninspired, I force myself to pick up my camera and shoot what I see around me. There is definitely beauty in your everyday!!

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  1. What is your favorite time of day to photograph? And why?

I usually shoot in the evenings, that’s when the kids are home from school and the light is doing crazy things coming into the house through doors and windows. Mornings are always way too hectic!!!

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  1. What’s in your camera bag?

I think I’ve got the smallest camera bag in the world. It just about squeezes in my D750 and my 24-70mm f2.8 lens. There’s a little bit of space for my new lens baby, or my 35mm f2 if I’m going far from home, and I always have a spare memory cards. Nothing more frustrating than seeing a wonderful photography moment and not being able to capture it because I’ve left the memory card in my computer!!

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  1. JPEG or RAW? Photoshop or Lightroom?

I always shoot in raw, gives more flexibility in post processing which is my favourite part of creating an image. I’m in love with Lightroom. It’s got everything I need for my photography at the moment. If I ever get to have more hours in my day, I’d love to get photoshop and to learn how it works!

You can find more of Helen’s work here:

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In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (March 6 – 20)

In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (March 6 – 20)

Lisa R. Howeler, photographer

Lisa R. Howeler, photographer

Casual Clicks

Casual Clicks

Solas Images

Solas Images

DesraRamsy

Desra Ramey Photography

Devon Hall Photographic Arts‎

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Rubylee Photography

Vicki Winston Photography

Photographie by Erica
Meagan Dwyer Photography‎
My Three Sons Images
One 33 Photography
Francesca Russell Photography & Films
Pixelus Moments‎
The Preservationist‎
Holly Nicole Photography

In The Shadows of Life | Collection NINETEEN

In The Shadows of Life | Collection NINETEEN

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
― Terry Pratchett

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Ana Rosenberg

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Kelly Jacobi Photography

Kate -feb

Kate Vellacott pictures

Niki Boon - Feb 2016

Niki Boon Photography

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Lens & Beauty

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Photographs by Jennifer

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Cate Wnek Photography

In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (Jan 24 – Feb 7)

In the Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (Jan 24 – Feb 7)

Tatiana Reubrecht Photography

Tatiana Reubrecht Photography

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Jen McDowell Photography

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Red Willow Photography

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Holly Nicole Photography

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Melissa Stilwell Photography

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RJN Photography

My Three Sons Images.jpg

My Three Sons Images

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Applewood Photography

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2B Seen Photography

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Sundays Child Photography

Jessica Byrum - Photographer

Jessica Byrum – Photographer

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Vicki Winston Photography

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