#SooC52 Week 8 – Love

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I am rather late this week with my #SooC52 post again, as it was a fairly difficult topic. Chosen by Eje this time, topic is ‘love.’ You wouldn’t think this would be a difficult subject to shoot, especially considering I have a wonderful wife and four awesome kids. I didn’t necessarily just want to go with some generic looking shot either though. Unfortunately, I never did think of anything too spectacular. Eje actually was the one that gave me the idea that I ended up going with. It’s a quite simple shot, of my eldest son (6 years old) holding and squeezing his two most loved stuffed animals, a pair of Eeyores. He definitely loves those things and they usually end up all over the house. I wanted to at least make it an interesting looking photo, so I lit it dramatically with a strobe almost straight to the side of him. That was being held by my other son. The problem was that I felt pretty rushed, not only was it the last day of the week to post and I hadn’t gotten it done yet, it was also bedtime for the kids and the two little girls were crying for whatever reason. So I think I kind of botched this one as far as a SooC shot, so I also am posting a processed version. That one is more like what I had in my head. It’s a tight shot, which I intended, but I should have had more ambient light, or a bounce on the opposite side of the flash to get a little fill on the other side. I decided to cross process it with the colors and obviously boosted the exposure. I added noise too, just to give it a more film look, since I was cross-processing anyway, and that obviously comes from film processing days. Hope you enjoy what I came up with.

T with E

T with Eeyore © Chris Lane Photo

And the process version:
T with Eeyore processed version © Chris Lane Photo

And the rest of the crew:
You can see Eje’s work here.
You can see Pete’s work here.
You can see Bruce’s work here.
You can see John’s work here.
You can see Doug’s work here.
You can see David’s work here.

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