Available Light Portraits
Monthly Assignment, presented by Jerry Park
This assignment was conceived by Jerry as a way to test himself as much as anything, to stretch, since he historically has been much less comfortable with portraiture than with landscape, for instance. "The assignment is to select a single person and conduct a photo session. Here’s where I get to bring the playing field back to a somewhat more level situation - use only available light and [improvised] reflectors. You can conduct the session outdoors or indoors; use lamps, matches, flashlights; sheets, white foam core, etc. Just no “official”, “purposed” photographic accessories, lighting, reflectors, etc. The “who" is totally up to you - a fellow salon member, family member or friend, or yourself. For the August meeting, bring up to 5 prints, 8.5 x 11, or thereabouts."