As a natural light photographer, I am always on the look out for ideal lighting situations to shoot in. And, who would think that the garage is one such place? For our project 12 portraits, we challenged ourselves to use garage light this month.

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Surprisingly, when my subject was facing me and my back was to the light source, it was too bright for him–all I got was lots of squinting and watery eyes. Therefore, we moved around a bit so the light is a bit more directional than I would have liked coming in from the right side. But, since I have to utilize my subject when he is a willing participant, we just rotated until he was able to give me that sweet smile that I adore.

To see how the other photographers in our group captured garage light portraits, begin my visiting my very talented friend who is always so inspiring, Krista Keller, Danville, CA child, family and senior photographer.

7 Responses to “Project 12 Portraits: {garage light}”

  1. […] lens (my go-to travel combination!). Visit the blog of Williamsonville, New York photographer Melissa Deakin to see how she utilized garage light in her portraits – she does gorgeous […]

  2. Love it, Melissa! Party hats always make it a party. 🙂 My favorite, though, is the first one. I’m a sucker for eyelashes.

  3. These are SO lovely Melissa!!! Your boys are just adorable & I always love the way you can incorporate props like the camera & the hat so effortlessly! Love them ALL!

  4. Kim says:

    Love these! I keep going back to look at the first one, the light, expression, it all came together perfectly.

  5. I love seeing pictures of this little guy! We both went gray and blue for our set ups. Great minds think alike! These are so good. Love the black and white!

  6. Jessica says:

    Every time I see him I just find myself grinning from ear to ear–he’s simply ADORABLE!! Fantastic images, as always!

  7. Christine b says:

    A momma has to do what a momma has to do…turn em, twist em give party hats! You always do a beautiful job!! Love love your work. You make it look so easy. Fab job!

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