Last week, I talked about the headshot portraits that I have been working at these last few weeks. I’ve also been working on some more artistic work that isn’t really meant for a headshot portfolio. I’m still in the process of editing these images but it’s the start to a more artistic portfolio that I’m also putting together. My goal is to put together portfolios in both areas to use to grow my business. While I enjoy shooting headshots, the more artistic stuff is where my creative juices really get going. You can’t express yourself creatively with headshots because the goal of a headshot isn’t to draw your eye to the “photography”, it is to draw your eye to the subject. If my exposure is set for one shot, it’s set for all the shots (provided my lighting values don’t change). The artistic work is where the photography and lighting setups get as challenging as my creativity (and gear) allows. I can play with more dramatic lighting and pose my subject in ways that would be frowned upon in normal headshot critiques. I’ll be building both portfolios simultaneously so I’m very interested in watching how my creativity grows and the direction this takes me in. Here are a few of the images from the growing artistic portfolio. Stay tuned as I’ll be showing more of this work as I shoot more! As always, thanks for stopping by and spending a few minutes with me this week. See ya next week!