2014/177. "American Sorceress"
During Katelyn's recent visit she and her friend Madeline found this unusual, artsy, handmade lamp that I purchased at a store with all sorts of creative crafts for sale at the Old Town Alexandria waterfront. They saw this lamp and asked if they could turn it on. This happened as it were, just before we were going to start their photo shoot in my studio. As I plugged it in on the set and turned off the lights, I saw how the glow was lighting Katelyn up and I thought . . . we've gotta work with this.
It's just a very cool lamp to gaze into with these unusual light bulbs and the soft color light case by the fixture. So as she was looking into it, I kept talking to her about it while getting the right lens on my camera. I then spun a tale for her to play off. I told her that she was a sorceress and to pretend that she controlled the lights. And this kid has a good imagination and a talented actress inside. So she ran with it and I got several good shots.
This final image is comprised of two separate exposures. One taken of the lights, and another of her face. The dynamic difference between the two was too great to capture in a single exposure, but with two shots . . . I think it look just right.
Thanks to her mom Valerie for raising such a fun, imaginative, and willing actress and model!
I hope you enjoy J.W. Remington Photographics' Photo of the Day for June 29th, 2014!
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