Chiaroscuro Challenge recap and plans for 2019

Shekinah Shazaam Photography · December 31, 2018 · Blogging, Challenges, Photography · 0 comments

This year has certainly been one full of changes. I got a new job, moved out, and spent most of 2018 adjusting to my new environments. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to keep to the strict “1 post every Sunday” rule I had originally set up, but that taught me that perhaps I shouldn’t have such defined terms when it comes to blogging. I love writing. I love photography. I love writing about photography, but in 2019 I’m going to shift my efforts back onto actually taking photographs. I miss all the avant-garde shoots I used to do back in college and even the chill headshot sessions that allowed me to get to know people in a more meaningful way. I’m going to make it a goal to get out of my comfort zone by networking and asking people (who aren’t friends) if they’d be interested in doing collaborations. I think this will really get me back on track in regards to Shekinah Shazaam Photography.

In terms of the Chiaroscuro challenge, I basically limited my focus with surprisingly pleasing results. I originally planned on doing portraits as well as miscellaneous subject matter that fulfilled what I picked from Lindsey Adler’s 52 week Challenge, but changed my mind halfway through the year in June. I decided to only focus on images with strong lines, texture, and composition to make the limited color worthwhile. My goal is to continue this series and once I have enough images, I hope to show them all in a gallery.

As for 2019, I don’t plan on weekly posts like before, but instead will probably aim for 2 posts per month. I want to focus my energy on shooting more like I mentioned earlier and I have a different passion project that will occupy much of my time. It will involve quite a bit of photography and my other passion, fashion, so I’m really pumped to finally share it. Overall I think this was still a good year for the blog. Here’s to the new year being even better for all of our photographic ventures!

May the light be with you.


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