This week was easter week so I decided to have my photo project be that but I also ended up making some formal senior pictures for Laura and really liked them. First of all it was great because Laura was in a good mood, smiling and due to having just gone to church all prettied up. The lighting was somewhat difficult because it was shortly after noon with the sun shinning bright and high in the sky. Fortunately I found a shady spot and then used my flash to brighten Laura up so the background wouldn't be blown out. The disadvantage to that was I had to work hard to not show the buildings, cars, and people around the neighborhood in the background. All in all a fun and successful portrait session. I also made some photographs of all the easter festivities much of which was the consumption of huge amounts of sweets.
For the year 2012 I am doing a project where every week I take on self assignment. The idea is to practice and improve my photography skills by having an image in my mind and then trying to make a photograph of that, or in a more documentary style trying to tell a story about something. I predict that the true evolution of this project will make itself clear in time but the main idea is to constantly be exploring my photography.