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san diego family photographer | 26 weeks of inspiration {1} view from up here

As photographers, we are always looking for ways to challenge ourselves.  This year I am taking on an exciting new challenge, a 26 week project.  It is similar to the 52 week project most of you are familiar with, except this year we are working on techniques along with our themes.  Our themes for our 26 week project will be more thought provoking, so it will be fun to see the different interpretations.  I am working along with 11 other AMAZING photographers, 6 of my favorite photographers from my last group and 6 crazy talented news ones, who will be challenging me as the year goes on.  Each month we will have a different technique we are working on, and each week we will have a new theme.

For the month of January, our technique is unique lighting and our theme is “view from up here”.  After you see my picture, be sure to continue clicking through the different photographers links so you can see the complete circle.   Be sure to come back in 2 weeks to see our next theme, you don’t want to miss it!

Last weekend Brooks and I took off to the beach for our last day of Christmas vacation to look for ‘unique lighting’ and try to shoot something for our theme today, ‘view from up here’.  I love using light and often look for backlight for my images.  On this day, I tried for something different, I waited for the sun to go down and looked for more unique lighting … shadows and different light sources.  I ended up really enjoying the challenge and will continue to look for unique lighting in my sessions.

With this one, I know I’m only ‘slightly’ above him … but it’s my ‘view from up here’ and ‘unique lighting’.

And by now it was completely dark out so we wandered around to find a different light source.

It was fun to explore and look for something different.  I appreciate this challenge so much and look forward to the months ahead.

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January 6, 2012 - 6:59 am

Jasmine - Love it, Jules! He’s getting so grown up looking!

January 6, 2012 - 7:10 am

Mrs. Fun - He is so cute! I love the lighting here, the shadows are great.

January 6, 2012 - 7:15 am

kara jo - Love the Barber lights:) He has such a sweet face!

January 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

Kara May - Oh what a neat location! Cool perspective 🙂

January 6, 2012 - 7:37 am

hope - LOVE that first one…gorgeous gorgeous light. so excited to check out your new group!!!

January 6, 2012 - 7:54 am

aubry {phoenix az photographer} - cute shot of your best model.

January 6, 2012 - 7:58 am

breeze - LOVE these! <3 <3

January 6, 2012 - 8:24 am

Stephanie Moore {Tucson AZ Photographer} - Wow the shadwing in the first shot is amazing Jules, love this!

January 6, 2012 - 10:47 am

Beth Ross | Tyler TX Photographer - The first picture is just gorgeous. I love the light. His eyes are just mesmerizing. I love your processing on the second and the bokeh in the background. He is so cute!

January 6, 2012 - 11:49 am

Ali C - Oh, I just love these especially the black and white! Totally gorgeous!

January 6, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Val Spring - These are beautiful! The look on B’s eyes on that first image melted my heart! So excited to see a whole another year of your sweet boy and his fun adventures.

January 6, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Becky Earl - ummmm geez these are beautiful! That first one is awesome!!!

January 7, 2012 - 6:02 am

Christina - I absolutely love the moodiness of the b&w! You’ve already started off the year perfecting the first challenge assigned!

January 7, 2012 - 7:34 am

Melissa Deakin - oh jules,
these images are amazing!
i am in love with them.
that b&w conversion is so gorgeous!
i love how brooks is so cooperative for you. he is such a sweet boy.
looking forward to viewing your challenges over the next 26 weeks!

January 7, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Sarah A. - I always love your challenges … and Brooks is always such a great model! I love your black and white conversion and the lighting is awesome. <3

January 8, 2012 - 12:56 am

Jennifer N - Love the group and theme and challenges. I’m looking forward to seeing 25 more posts!

January 8, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Amy Lucy - What a darling child he is! Love these, Jules!

January 19, 2012 - 7:52 pm

maureenwilson - love both of these!! you need that first one in your house!!

January 20, 2012 - 6:03 am

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