Creativity Challenge 1/12: Close-Up Portraiture

February 2, 2013

My lovely CMpro friends and I are back with a new monthly project for 2013.  This year, we're pushing our creative boundaries with a different type of shooting exercise each month-- some within my comfort zone, and many more outside.   Should be fun!

January's challenge was close-up portraiture, which I didn't think would be too much of a stretch for my shooting style.  Well.  Perhaps a ray of sunshine + a macro lens + a willing subject would have been a better match for my vision.  Instead, I found myself trapped inside on a rainy day, trying to focus while braced against a headboard, negotiating with a pint-sized Crabby McCrabberson.

Good thing she's cute.



(Because being 3 is hard work.)
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Next up is the talented Beira Brown, and in the months to come we'll be switching up the link order. I caught a couple of these girls' up-close sneak peeks in this week's Daily Project, and w-o-w... Can't wait to make the rounds myself this morning.

14 Responses to “Creativity Challenge 1/12: Close-Up Portraiture”

  1. aaww i'm in love with these little quiet moments you captured :)

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  2. Dying! I love these! She is so fabulous!

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  3. Looooove these! She is precious (and just look at those lashes)!

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  4. Haaaaa!!! I love her even when she pouts, she's just the cutest! And I love how her curl makes a frame for her eye in that second shot. Beautiful!!

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  5. Simply lovely, Christina! Her lashes are spectacular; lovely girl!

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  6. Oh my goodness! I love that pout in the first one. Gorgeous work.

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  7. These are so gorgeous, Christina! She has the most beautiful head of hair and eyelashes <3

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  8. Christina!!! I am in love with these!! Look at your sweet baby's eyelashes and pout!

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  9. Oh I love the first one!! Beautiful! ♥

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  10. Love the dark negative space so the eye goes straight to her - with those pink cheeks and lashes for days! Pretty.

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  11. Cute!?! She's adorable. Beautiful!

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  12. Oh my goodness...those eyelashes, beautiful xx

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  13. oh my goodness! look at the way those baby hands frame that chubby pout! and i loooooove how the little curl is falling and frames her lashes in the bw image! you've captured an emotion here so beautifully and tenderly, christina! <3

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