In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (March 21 – April 03)

In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites (March 21 – April 03)

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 Applewood Photography

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Rebecca Wang Photography

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Two Boys One World

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Danielle Kilgore Photography

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Lisa R. Howeler, photographer

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Act Naturally Photography

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Tracy Botica

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Sven Berger

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Holly Nicole Photography

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 Tamryn Jones Photography

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Two Boys One World

In The Shadows of Life Favorites | Feb 22- Mar 6

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.

-August Sander

allyson wasmund photography

Allyson Wasmund Photography

cara hodge photography

Cara Hodge Photography

desra ramey- photography

Desra Ramey- Photography

greenscapes photography

Greenscapes Photography

holly nicole photography

Holly Nicole Photography

karen osdieck photogrpahy

Karen Osdieck Photography

kg ledbetter photography

KG Ledbetter Photography

little bit of magic dust

Little bit of magic dust

melissa stilwell photogrpahy

Melissa Stilwell Photography

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My Three Sons Images

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Privizinni’s Passion

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Solas Images

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Sonia Epple Fotografie

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Sven Berger

teresa vick photography

Teresa Vick Photography

the preservationist

The Preservationist

twyla jones photography

Twyla Jones Photography

vicki winston photography

Vicki Winston Photography

2b seen photography

2B Seen 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

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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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In The Shadows of Life Favorites | Jan 11-Jan 24

Like light and shadow, love and hate were inseparable.

One could not exist without the other.

-David Gemmell

Privizzini 2

Privizzini’s Passion

2B Seen Photography

2B Seen Photography

Allyson Wasmund Photography

Allyson Wasmund Photography

Cara Hodge Photography

Cara Hodge Photography

Chrissy Ray Photography

Chrissy Ray Photography

Desra Ramey- Photography

Desra Ramey- Photography

Erin Hensley, Photographer

Erin Hensley, Photographer

Holly Nicole Photography

Holly Nicole Photography

Jamie V. photography

Jamie V. photography

Jenna Marie Photography

Jenna Marie Photography

Jessica Wynder Photography

Jessica Wynder Photography

Little bit of magic dust

Little bit of magic dust

Meagan Dwyer Photography

Meagan Dwyer Photography

Sherida Rae Photography

Sherida Rae Photography

Vicki Winston Photogrpahy

RJN Photography

RJN Photography

In The Shadows of Life | Collection SEVENTEEN

Both light and shadow are the dance of Love.

-Rumi

Niki Boon - Dec 2015

Niki Boon Photography

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

Kelly

Kelly Jacobi Photography

Nic

Nicola Stewart Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

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Lens & Beauty

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Photographs by Jennifer

In The Shadows of Life | Collection SIXTEEN

Where the is light, there must be shadow

-Anonymous

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Cate Wnek Photography

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Lens & Beauty

Kate - Nov

Kate Vellacott pictures

Kelly November

Kelly Jacobi Photography

Niki Boon - Nov 2015

Niki Boon Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

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Photographs by Jennifer

 

In the Shadows of Life Weekly Favorites // October 18 – November 1

In the Shadows of Life Weekly Favorites // October 18 – November 1

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

– Charles Dickens

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Performer Photography

jesscia

Jessica Wynder Photography

kelly rae

Kelly Rae Photography

Cara Hodge Photography

Cara Hodge Photography

April Kraus Photography

April Kraus Photography

FaceThisWorld Photography

Face:This:World Photography.

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Lili Nis Mommygraphy

2B Seen Photography

2B Seen Photography

Anja Williams Photography

Anja Williams Photography

In The Shadows of Life Featured Photographer | October

“To be honest, I don´t think I am breaking any rule. It´s true that many people prefer colorful images of their smiling children, and that´s perfect… but not me. I consider photography an artistic expression…”

The words of Charo Diez keep echoing through my mind. Sometimes it is hard to lose track of why we are doing this. And you question yourself as to why you are doing it “this way” and shouldn’t it be “that way”. It is always important to remember that we are part of this photographic journey as much as our children are. It is through our eyes that their memories are being captured. And they will see and appreciate this when they are older.

Charo has a magnificent way of capturing childhood. Her eye, her vision, are truly unique. And captivating to say the least. Every image is full of questions. Selective with her information, she invites the viewer to fill in the gaps, which is in in big part an additive effect to the wonderful, magical word of childhood she portrays, in which anything is possible.

Please enjoy our featured photographer this month, Charo Diez.

 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?

To be honest, I don´t think I am breaking any rule. It´s true that many people prefer colorful images of their smiling children, and that´s perfect… but not me. I consider photography an artistic expression, so my photographs show the way I am, and the most important thing to me: I feel I am connected to them somehow.

 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?

Photography is not only capturing just one moment, it´s also about showing how the photographer lived that very moment. So to me, “mood” is about whatever feeling, – sadness, fear, happiness..-, the photographer aims to capture and what the viewer may perceive by looking at the photograph. That’s the magic of photography.

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

I have been taking photographs for many years now. I started developing and printing my own black and white copies in the darkroom, and for this reason I learned  to see in monochrome more easily. When my oldest son was born, I admit I got lost: the images I used to take before becoming a mum were not “nice” or adequate for capturing his childhood (well, that´s what I thought at some point), so I tried to imitate everyone else´s “nice” photos: colorful, or soft matte greys photos with everything in its right place… Photos I didn´t like that much…and little by little, I began to take the kind of images I always loved; but this time, photographing my kids` childhood. I think it was a matter of adapting the way I loved to photograph to this new lifestyle images of my kids.

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

Both equally. I love playing with the deep shadows that are given by the light, and also emphasizing that tiny spot of light in the dark.

 

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

This is my life right now: my children’s childhood, and I want to leave as many images of it as possible for their future, so that they can remember it. When they grow up, my photography will likely focus on another subject.

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

Never miss the chance to photograph a stormy sky: you will get amazing photos full of drama.

 What keeps you going when you feel uninspired?

I have gone through those uninspiring days, and I have found out that the best thing is to keep the camera in its bag as many days as necessary. I don´t want to feel the urge to take photos I can not picture at that moment.

And looking at many, many photos. Really great ones.

 

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

Those two hours right before sunset through the year, and in winter time, early in the morning, because I love that soft moody light. Though I also like the harsh light at noon for more contrasted images.

What’s in your camera bag?

Just my camera, with a couple of lenses (depending on what I am going to photograph or where I am going), and an extra battery (never leave without an extra one!). A bottle of water for my kids (they are always running up and down and too thirsty), the mobile and nothing more… I don´t like carrying too many things, as light and simple as possible.

 JPEG or RAW? Photoshop or Lightroom?

Always RAW, and Lightroom, I would use Photoshop occasionally for special effects, such as textures.

In The Shadows of Life Collaborative | Collection Fourteen

Light fabricates shadows, shaping illusions and fantasy so that they seem real.  Light is not the destination of the soul, but its friendly trickster.  By embracing all light, all shadows, all illusion and reality, we become free to explore, create and trust not only our path, but the paths of others- that each is as it should be.

-Unknown

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Lens & Beauty

Kate

Kate Vellacott pictures

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Kelly Jacobi Photography

Nic - Sept

Nicola Stewart Photography

Niki - Sept

Niki Boon Photography

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Ana Rosenberg

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Cate Wnek Photography

In The Shadows of Life | Weekly Favorites June 22-28

“The thing about shadows is that threy’re not all darkness. You need to have light to have shadows. So just look for it.”

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 Kristin Hiatt Photography

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Somer Hoffman Photography

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Sharon Covert Photography

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 Greenscapes Photography

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Kristin Hiatt Photography

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 Bella Jewel Photography

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Crystal Miel Photography

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Stephanie Mason Photography

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 Tess Runion Photography