The theme this week is "Collaboration." Indeed, it was a bit more open-ended than the other themes, but this was meant to have us team up with another person or persons to create our image. That meant someone could simply help with holding a reflector, all the way to having someone else edit your photo! I collaborated twice this week for the same image. The first collaboration occurred when I reached out to a yogi (and dancer) I came across on Instagram. We got together and shot quite a few awesome images on a somewhat chilly afternoon in Bryant Park. My second collaboration involved a fellow photographer friend of mine and his expertise in Photoshop. I asked him to remove some unwanted subjects from the image I was considering to submit to Fifty-two Frames. A few hours later, he sent me the image, I quickly edited it in Lightroom for added colors and clarity, and I had my photo!
This was a quite a fun shoot. We spent about 30 to 45 minutes shooting. As my yogi flexed into various poses, our audience multiplied. It was a bit odd to have such spectatorship in the heart of NYC, but I guess seeing a yogi in action is quite a sight. Nevertheless, my yogi was not unnerved and she rallied on like a champ.
Here's part two of my collaboration. This is the original image and the image after my friend removed the three distracting subjects from the frame. My friend also color graded the shot, but I thought it was a bit too greenish for my tastes (apparently, I'm not as nature-loving as I thought). Here's a comparison of his color grade and my final submission.
What's your preference? The greener tint or the mix of colors?
Here are some other takes from this session.