LisaCatara
LisaCatara

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richhigdon
 
richhigdon August 07, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
richhigdon
 
richhigdon August 07, 2015
Outstanding!
LisaCatara
LisaCatara November 27, 2015
Thank you Rich. I appreciate your having a look at my work.
cnphoto
 
cnphoto February 09, 2016
awesome use of natural light
Groovyeditor PRO
 
Groovyeditor August 21, 2018
Fabulous

Behind The Lens

Location
thank you for your interest in this image, it is one of my personal favorites. This photo was taken in my home, a handful of years ago.
Time
If I remember correctly, it was mid afternoon when the light beamed through my bedroom window creating sharp shadows on the floor.
Lighting
I love the energy and beauty of natural light and implement it when taking portraits and creative work such as this image.
Equipment
This image was taken in my pre-pro days with a cheap Canon (I believe) on a stack of books. No flash.
Inspiration
I'm always looking for ways of staying creative. When this image was taken it was a fairly emotional time in my life. I really wanted to look deeper into my surroundings and find ways of seeing things for the first time. The light dancing through the window inspired me this afternoon. I started playing with the light on my hands and got the idea to shoot a self-portrait. To see how the light – a natural and unbiased resource – would treat me.
Editing
I cleaned up shadows and contrasted the image a bit afterward so that the eye would never be distracted from the simplicity of black on white (chiaroscuro).
In my camera bag
Honestly, I keep things very simple! Just my Nikon D5100, and an extra lens (which I seldom use… Yet).
Feedback
As an artist and human, I subscribe to authenticity. Shoot what inspires you. Focus on what brings you joy. Not necessarily emulating others works. Photography has been such a beautiful opportunity for me as a hyper-creative being to see things differently every day. To find beauty in absolutely everything. But again… this is just my journey. Wishing you much success on yours!

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