I have this friend. One day, she decided she wanted to be a Highway Patrol Trooper. So she did it. Can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of her--she set a goal, and went after it. And, she was kind enough to let me take her picture. https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-hr26nHg/A
These are strange times. If I were a landscape photographer, I'd be set. But I prefer to photograph people, which is difficult when everyone is supposed to be staying at home. I saw other portrait photographers doing remote photoshoots over FaceTime/Zoom/whatever, so I asked Kayla if she'd be interested. She's always up for a challenge, … Continue reading FaceTime Photoshoot with Kayla
https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-5bbMsZM/A Dave was my art teacher back when I was a sophomore in high school. He teaches at University of Providence now, and still has a passion for all things creative. Drawing, ceramics, photography--one of the people responsible for driving me to create more.
https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-v5TJPSj/A I ran down to Missoula for the weekend, and ended up doing an impromptu photoshoot at 3am. #5 came out of that shoot. More proof that you don't need elaborate plans--just pick up the camera and start shooting.
I'm halfway trying to capture people in their element. I definitely caught Steve doing what he loves. https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-dBgrD4d/A We spent the evening downtown on Central Ave exploring the neon on Public Drug. Warmed up afterwards with Mac and cheese at Mighty Mo. Steve leaves for a new adventure in a week, so I'm glad we … Continue reading 52 Portraits : 4/52
https://photos.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-r5Hs4ZG/0/dccdf473/X2/_DRH4906-X2.jpg (Almost) teen spirit. Still working through friends and family before moving on to portraits of strangers. Baby steps. You might recognize Mya from the metal-themed (that became a blue-themed) portrait from last year. https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hJCPcXJ/0/2ea07fee/X2/i-hJCPcXJ-X2.jpg She's a trooper.
https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-zKqWC8Z/A Sometimes good light just happens. Part of the goal of this project is to force myself to pay attention to light again. It's easy to get caught up in being busy, so busy that we miss perfect opportunities for a photo. No studio, lights, backdrop, or planning. Just lunch near a window. 52 Portraits … Continue reading 52 Portraits : 2/52
Off to a slow start on this 52 Portraits project, but a weekend of ice fishing provided a great opportunity. I couldn't feel my fingers, the shot isn't well focused, and I didn't have my A7R III handy, but it pretty accurately depicts the cold we endured packing up camp on Sunday morning. https://danielhedrick.smugmug.com/52portraits/52-Portraits-2020/i-JSdtd4h/A Every … Continue reading 52 Portraits : 1/52
It's that time of year again. Breaking down a few stats from my Lightroom library to see what's what. I already know I took fewer photos this year--it's been a weird year for me photographically speaking. This is something I plan to change in 2020 Camera Use The first thing I always look at is … Continue reading A Year in Pictures: 2019
I've done the 52 week projects before. I've done the 365 projects. Most of the time, they were disappointing. I'd realize at the last moment that I hadn't shot a photo for the week or day and end up just grabbing some random emotionless shot to satisfy the requirements of the project. I'm not letting … Continue reading 52 Portraits