The images in this week’s blog are from an ongoing personal project of mine. This project is called Windowlight and it is basically about just that. I photograph the patterns and effects that the light makes as it comes through the window. The only other proviso is that the window must be situated in a historic house or building.
My reason for doing that is that I am intrigued that people many hundreds of years ago in some cases, would have been standing and viewing the same lighting effects that I was observing. To me, it feels like a link with the past, beyond the written history and physical objects of the buildings in question.
As you can see all the images are in black and white and this was a decision I took right at the outset of starting the project. The photographs are also usually quite high contrast due to the high exposure value of the light coming through the windows, however, I do try to keep some detail around the windows to give some idea of the surroundings. Usually, I spot meter for the light falling on a window sill or wall and then dial in exposure compensation as I see fit. The last of the refinement is done in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Next week I will take a look at why you should look at starting a personal photography project.
Olympus E30, Zuiko 14-54 F/2.8-3.5
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-85mm F/3.5-4.5
Fujifilm X-Pro2. Fujinon XF35mm F/2.0