As challenging as it is, many people have completed 365 projects, where they take and complete at least one photo a day for a whole year. That wasn’t enough for RJ Remulla, who started a 60/1 Project, which means, that’s right, two complete photos every day for a month. He started in January of this year and has, to date, posted nearly 200 photos to the project’s page on flickr.
Why so many? Remulla likens the project to shooting the photographic equivalent of “a thousand free throws a day” in an effort to “continuously improve his craft.”
Many of the project’s images are composites, a craft unto itself and Remulla says that he likes having his portraits look “a little bit cartoonish.” He’s a big comic book fan and he says, “I guess you could say reading about the lives of superheroes is one of my biggest influences in the style of images I do.”
To shoot the portraits, Remulla uses a 3-light setup, with a striplight on either side and a beauty dish or umbrella for fill in the front. He uses his Sekonic L-308S to get the base exposure for the highlights on the side before adding the fill light. He shoots his backgrounds using an HDR technique.
“My Sekonic L-308S helps me decide on the best exposure for my composites. Instead of relying solely on my camera’s monitor, accuracy of exposure from my meter’s reading is important to getting the photographs I want. It helps me direct the light instead of just guessing the output based on chimping and my previous experience with my equipment.
Different situations call for different readings so the meter helps me make the “right” decisions for my photo shoots. Guessing is not an option for the type of work I do.”
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