Day 279/365 SP Practicing With Lighting

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedOctober 27, 2009
TakenOctober 27, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40X
Exposure1/200 sec at f/13
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length55 mm
ISO800
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Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit...
Ecclesiastes 7:8

I am hoping by the time I get to the end of my daily diary series that my techniques will have shown improvement from when I started. It has taken an enormous amount of patience and I won't tell you how many times I have done my self portraits over and over to get it right. I will say it is good practice and I don't regret that I started this series.

17 responses

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    You have done a great job all year!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    This is truly a gem. Frame this and present it to Mr. P for Christmas. I agree with Joe.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    How upbeat you look! ca. 1970

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    There is improvement with each one of them, but that does not mean your older ones are any less fun to look at. You take it seriously and do it well.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    I have noticed your hard work and patience paying off. Your portraits are always so beautiful. At the end of the year, you will have a beautiful collection.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Right snappy pose ! I like it. dp

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    I think they have all been good! You do wear certain colors better than others! All the creative backgrounds you've tried.....wow, would be hard to choose just one favorite!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    This is a wonderful SP Andrea. It does take a lot of patience to do this 1/365 series. I too have been glad that I have done the theme, I have learned a lot about my camera, lighting and myself. You did excellent with the lighting in this photo and the color of your dress goes very well with the background.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    A very hard theme in which you have excelled, each and every one is different and interesting, not easy to achieve, well done.. love the outfit..

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    I love your SP series. I know several JPGrs do them and to me one must have such dedication to follow thru for a whole year! I love seeing your smiling face in them! Don't get discouraged! They are really good!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    I love this one! I just love the expression on your face - so calm!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Beautiful SP, Andrea! I can only imagine the patience it must take to complete this series. I enjoy looking at your SPs every day. I give you credit, because to me, it would be a daunting task. You should be very proud of your SPs and the knowledge you've gained in faithfully doing them! Let's not forget your wonderful poetry, either!!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    I never could have done the series! I admire you and the others that have taken on this challenge. You are a true inspiration and an excellent photographer. I applaud you!! Beautiful SP!!

  • Zachary Andrew

    Zachary Andrew gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Awe i love it. Great color contrast.

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    Excellent SP!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    I don't think any of us regretted your series, they have all been worth it Andrea!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2009):

    You have made great strides in your techniques. I always loved your SPs, but they are much more "polished" now. This is lovely, Andrea.

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