Final Portrait Series Project: House Moms of Greek Town @ Mizzou / by Morgan Lieberman

This project was such a blast to work on! I have always had an interest in house mothers and the importance they play in a sorority. I ended up finding six house mothers that were willing to be photographed and I spent about an hour with each of them, shooting and interviewing. I used one speed light with an umbrella and for every portrait, I placed it on the left side of me. Some portraits were taken at full power and others less power because of the inside lights being strong. I took all the portraits in one school day, so there was really no room for mistakes. The commander device I placed on my camera worked, but my LCD screen blacked out several times and wouldn't allow me to look at my photos. I factory reset the camera and that helped me continue my project! That was my only trouble during the day. I tried to capture the personalities of each house mom to the best of my abilities, also without leaving out the surrounding environment. 

 House Mom Kathy stands in front of Kappa Alpha Theta on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

House Mom Kathy stands in front of Kappa Alpha Theta on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

 House Mom Dacie stands in the front lobby area of Tri Delta on Wednesday, November 7, 2016, in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

House Mom Dacie stands in the front lobby area of Tri Delta on Wednesday, November 7, 2016, in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

 House Mom Cheryl sits on the front staircase of Phi Mu on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

House Mom Cheryl sits on the front staircase of Phi Mu on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

 House Mom Suzie takes a moment to herself in front of her security screen at Alpha Chi Omega on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

House Mom Suzie takes a moment to herself in front of her security screen at Alpha Chi Omega on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

 House Mom Marit sits in her apartment bedroom at Kappa Delta on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

House Mom Marit sits in her apartment bedroom at Kappa Delta on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

 House Mom Karla stands in front of Pi Beta Phi on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

House Mom Karla stands in front of Pi Beta Phi on Wednesday, November 7, 2016 in Columbia, Mo. Photo by Morgan Lieberman © 2016

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