I decided to choose a photo that used only one light source. I did use a reflector, but I didn't want the shadow to be eliminated, or even brighter than it appears in the photo. I really wanted to emphasize the letters that are Huong's jacket because her sorority is a significant part of her life. I also wanted to have a high lighting ratio because I wanted to give off the mood that she's not messing around. I don't see Huong as an extremely serious person, but she is definitely serious about Alpha Phi Gamma and the bond she has with her sisters. The only challenge that I think some of us also faced was having the backdrop not be wide enough for the cropping we desired. I would have cropped this photo differently if my backdrop gave me sufficient space to, but it's just something I had to work around. I think a big success during this assignment was the ability to connect with Huong and understand her true passion for truth-telling. I think I really wanted to capture that in her and I felt that this simple, yet captivating lighting setup did the job.
I also really liked this multi-light source photo, but I felt that the light flare was an extremely personal preference, and I didn't feel like others would find it as dope as I did.