Today begins my 4th year of this blog. This year I want to challenge myself and add a new dimension to my photography. Portraits have always been challenging for me and I want to learn and understand that craft. It will be challenging because I will have to learn the lighting process online – we don’t have any lighting classes here (although there is one 3 hour class in two weeks that I am going to take). I have been inspired by other blogger’s portraits and hope to learn more from them.
To this end, another challenge I’m taking on is “100 Portraits of Strangers.” This will not be easy for me as I am basically a shy person and the thought of going put to complete strangers and asking to take their photos is a bit terrifying for me. I actually started this challenge when I was in Hawaii in November. People in Hawaii tend to be quite friendly so it wasn’t quite so intimidating. This is my first “portrait.” This gentleman, whose name is Alfie, was sitting outside his shop at a marketplace on Maui. We ended up talking to him for several minutes. He’s originally from Scotland and has a wonderful Scottish accent. He emigrated from Scotland about 15 years ago and ended up on Maui.
I will still be posting my landscape, nature and flower photos but this year you will see more portraits.
Here’s to new adventures in 2015.