"Intimacyâ€ is an ongoing series of photographs featuring intimate moments Iâ€™ve shared with my husband. I utilize chiaroscuro lighting techniques (from the renaissance) to create the essence of intimacy shared between my soulmate and I. These techniques paint the light to make him seem of â€œroyaltyâ€, which is how I view him daily. All photographs in the series use ambient lighting found at the location of the shoot. Iâ€™m very precise about my exposure techniques. I love to use higher shutter speeds with smaller apertures to generate dramatic lighting to create more focus on my husband. I change my ISO accordingly to use these techniques to create a dramatic lighting effect. Another key to my portraiture is utilizing the environment where the photograph is taken. I use lines, colors, and shapes from the environment to control the viewer's eye.