As the 7th anniversary of Luner Imaging approaches, the summer prior has provided a wealth of opportunities to grow as a person as well as an artist. Those opportunities include my first bar mitzvah, first feature in a national magazine, and now... first session of portraits done in a studio.
As a photographer, I have always opted for headshots and portraits outside of a studio. If you needed a solid reasoning for why, I unfortunately cannot provide one. An attempt would detail that it is how I began, and it has always stuck. The outdoors provides so much opportunity in areas of color, focus, and variety that in my opinion are significantly lessened when stepping into the studio.
Yet as with doing anything for the first time, I learned a lot that I plan to utilize in future opportunities of similarity.
Science shows that exposure to images of kindness can help people be kinder, happier, and more optimistic and generous. Envision Kindness is a non-profit that inspires kindness, compassion, joy, and love through still and video photography.
A collective of 750+ photographers submitted more than 1,800 photos from over 85 countries to this year's contest. Being selected is an honor and an acknowledgement of the skill and ability to capture love, kindness, joy, and compassion. My photograph has inspired kindness amongst the selection panel, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of people who have already seen it.
Twas the night before summer, when all through the township, every student asleep, which was somewhat astounding. The exams were complete and the grades had been posted, while middle-schoolers pleasantly dreamed of promotion...