Who here does not yet know what the M.E. Project is? If you're not familiar, click on the link <-- over there and check it out. The short version is that my kickass photog friend (or excellent friend who also happens to be a kickass photog) Michelle and I decided to take on a year-long project to improve our photography, play, mess around, whatever. Along the way we picked up another talented photographer, Michelle Perrin. So basically you can only participate if your name is Elena or Michelle. No, I kid. Anyone is welcome to jump in any time. But the name of the project is set in stone. Michelle did the logo and everything. So don't ask.
The theme in January was black and white. The theme in February was backgrounds. Backgrounds, as it turns out, are very very important. Who else here has taken a great photo of your friend/child/sister and then discovered later than he/she had a tree growing out of his/her head, or the background looked like a hoarder's living room? I'm particularly guilty of that last one. I take a great shot, or so I think, and then I look at it and there's all kinds of nonsense going on in the background. My subject disappears in the clutter and the shot is ... shot.
I admit therefore that this month's theme has been exceptionally useful to me. So, without further ado, here is this month's M.E. Project offering: Backgrounds.
Just as soon as the posts go up from the two Michelles, I will link to them here and on Facebook. Enjoy!
Next month's theme is off-camera flash. This is perfect timing, as far as I'm concerned. I took a great flash photography workshop and have not had much chance to practice. So, March will see me camera in one hand, flash in the other, snapping away and blinding all and sunder. Should be awesome.