Well the new black for Sofobomo blog posts is saying what you are going to do. Makes sense, better than starting early I suppose. So here's my latest idea, hot off the presses of my drive to work this morning.
All along I've been planning on shooting portraits. It's what I mostly do after all, all these recent landscape and GPS posts aside. So portraits. That's it. Well, I decided that I needed something to push me just a shade further. I'd thought about questions to ask, or other ways to expand on the interaction. Looking at my square sample book I was struck by the space down the side of a normal rectangular 3:2 ratio image. Room for three more smaller pictures to make everything square again. I've noticed on occasion that I don't take enough pictures of a person, particularly if I ask them cold if I can take a picture. One, maybe two, then off. So I'm planning on pushing just a slight bit further with my SoFoMoBo plan. I'm going for Expressions. Photo expressions. More than one, hopefully four in total. A central image, then three additional contrasts along the side.
There's a school of thought that might think that all I need to do is find 9 people then - I'll have 36 pictures and have reached the 35 requirement for SoFoBoMo. But really, I think it is 35 pages, rather than 35 images. I'll see how that goes. 140 images, or 35 - maybe somewhere between those extremes. Layout could go in several directions. All 4 squared away on one square page. One full bleed and three accompanying on the facing page. Other permutations. That's to be fleshed out when I have some source material. For now though, I have an idea that pushes me along a path I've already been traveling along, but takes it a hopefully easy notch further.
Equipment is always the same. Canon 1DMkII, Canon EF 85mm f1.8 lens. Shot somewhere around f2-f2.8 or so. Handheld. Big CF card. Keep it simple.