Planning for my next assessment was for my wife’s character assessment of me.
Taking extracts from her assessment I began to plan
Sketching ideas I then tried putting them in to practice with a camera. All but my last idea worked and talking it through with Sarah we came up with the idea of my hand locking a door to suggest the want for privacy. I thought that by adding Sarah’s hand on top suggests both privacy and intimacy as well as keeping a consistency to my images by including her in the shot.
D800e, 105mm f/2.8, 1/250, f/8, ISO-125, Tripod, Timer, WB-Auto, Remote flash, -3.0 EVA, 24mm zoom, I-TTL.
This next image was inspired by a lovely photo by Nan Goldin that she called ‘The Hug’, New York City 1980. I first saw this on the front cover of a book, Singular Images, Essays on Remarkable Photographs, edited by Sophie Howarth, that I recently purchased second hand. (This book is currently out of print.)
D800e, 24-120mm f/4, @86mm, 1/250, f/13, ISO-125, Tripod,Timer, WB-Auto, Remote flash, -3.0 EVA, 24mm zoom, I-TTL.
This last image is my hand wiping a tear from Sarah’s face.
D800e, 55-300mm f/4.5-f/5.6 DX, @330mm (FX) 1/2o0, f/6.3, ISO-125, Tripod, Timer, WB-Auto, Remote flash -3.0 EVA, 24mm zoom, I-TTL.
I kept this image simple; so planning was not needed.
D800e, 24-120mm f/4 @52mm, 1/320, f/5.6, ISO-320.
I the final presentation I only used.