Project 52, Week 25 {Personal Photography Project}

Last Week's theme was "Black & White".  The school had their annual spring band concert which our oldest son participated in.  This was his first year playing trumpet. 

I've never photographed anything on a stage before and to say the lighting was challenging would be an understatement.  The stage lights were all from above and cast a hideous orange color, there was no directed spotlights from behind the audience, and the sheet music and shiny instruments made for some seriously blown out highlights.  I did the best I could given the situation (and that we were not allowed to use a flash), but wasn't really thrilled with the way the images looked.  So what better reason to change these to Black & White right?  :) 

This particular image is a tiny portion of a much larger image including more of the band members.  But for privacy reasons, I decided to crop it down to show my son just in case the other parents wouldn't want their kids' photo posted online.  :)  For those interested in camera settings, I shot this with my Canon 70-200L handheld at 200mm, ISO 3200, 1/100th at F3.2.

Are you doing your own Project 52 or Project 365/66?  If so, please post a link to your images in the comments below.   🙂

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About Kim Hill

I’m passionate about my work and helping women feel comfortable in front of my lens. I want women to feel confident and sexy regardless of age or size. All women are beautiful and I'm here to help them see the beauty in themselves and the boudoir photographic experience is one step in that direction. I am dedicated to bringing a high-quality experience to the boudoir portrait session. My goal is to offer a fun yet relaxing environment where a woman can let down her guard, allowing that inner sparkle to shine. I’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years now. I started as a young child with my parents' 110 film camera, moved on to study photography in college, interned with a wedding photographer for a couple of years and then struck out on my own. I've been doing general portraits since 1998 and boudoir work since 2009. In addition to boudoir, I also offer high school senior portraits, fashion inspired sessions, and business executive head shots.
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5 Responses to Project 52, Week 25 {Personal Photography Project}

  1. jules says:

    what a treasure!

  2. Melissa says:

    Black and white always works with bad lighting situations 😉

  3. Laura says:

    Great idea to convert this keeper to a black and white 🙂

  4. kelly klatt says:

    That’s such a great shot for him to look back on! Definitely a wise choice going b&w…hides any kind of funky light 🙂

  5. Kelly Q says:

    Gotta love how the b&w solves the funny lighting/color issues! I love how intent he looks!

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