Guys! It was such a pleasure to be this week’s guest Judge on Dear Photographer’s Facebook page. Moody shadowy light is totally my love language, and you guys sure did deliver the love. It was great seeing some literal and some quite creative takes on the theme, and I’d like to high five all of you and thank you all for being super inspiring.
Okay, so now, let’s dig in and check out a few favourites:
The way this toddler is, like, killing it on the dance floor; the floppy bunny; the blue sky outdoors: I love it all. And I’m totally in awe with the use of light here, the perfectly exposed window, those deep shadows. High fives, Amy Lucinda Photography.
I loved how Anita took the theme to a bright, sun drenched place. And the way she plays with focus to convey emotion? Well that has me. I mean, is it possible to be moody and joyful at the same time? I dunno, but I love this one from My Three Sons Images.
Those life-worn hands. The heavily burned shadows. The way everything is sort of crammed into the frame, well, I like this! It speaks to me of love, tradition, togetherness, and a sort of reverence for experience (and flaky pie crust?) Nice one, Focused Dreamer Photography.
Okay, so can we just talk about the rim light here? I mean, lovely, right? I’m not usually one for perfect and pretty, but gosh, Hello Olivia Photography sure did punch me in the gut with this one. It sure is beautiful.
And this one. I am a sucker for dappled light, forever chasing it in my own work. The lines here, the moodiness, the way the toddler just kind of refuses to look at us. It all gets me. Lovely, Liz DeGroff.
Okay, and finally, this week’s Top Honours goes to Ken Gehring. I mean, come on. This is something. I’ve been thinking about this image for days. The movement, the blur, the way I don’t quite know what’s going on but I am quite sure that it makes me feel something. So, Sir, you got me.
Okay, guys! Thanks for having me here. I really enjoyed hanging out with all of you this week. And if you’d like to say hi, I’d love to connect. You can find me on Facebook and on Instagram where I post as we gallivant around South East Asia (this week Bali!!), and my website is here, if you’d like a gander. Okay! Thanks again! Bye!