I have always been a fan of images taken in darker lighting so when given an assignment to photograph light I jumped at the opportunity to do so in scenarios where there was an absence of lights other then the primary one I was photographing. So I got in my car after sunset one night and just started to drive. I drove around for hours just hoping to stumble upon something of interest. The results were many images that I am pleased with and below are two of my favorites.
Monday, November 21, 2016
I spent some time about a week ago photographing both natural and urban landscapes around my neighborhood. I enjoyed doing this because it made me look at my neighborhood differently. The following are two photographs that I enjoy from my shoot. I really like the first image because of the construction of the crossway over the railroad tracks. I feel that all of the lines in this image are very interesting visually.
Monday, November 14, 2016
I recently spent some time capturing self portraits. I really enjoy taking self portraits because I like having the full control of my model. I feel like since I am my own model I can be very honest and real with my self as well as have the freedom to try new ideas with out the opinion of someone else getting in the way. Another great thing about self portraits is that it is very easy for me to create the photograph that I am aiming to create because I do not have to try to get another person to understand my vision. I ultimately think that self portraits are a wonderful tool when trying to stretch yourself creatively for your own personal enjoyment but using models also does have its benefits. Although I'll save that topic for another time
Monday, November 7, 2016
I was given an assignment this semester in which I was encouraged to explore different techniques to create an interesting composition in my photographs. The project was nice because it reminded me of the importance of positioning the subject of my images in a way that will be visually pleasing in the photographs that I capture. The first image I would like to share with you is an image in which I focused on centering my subject and trying to have balance when it came to the items on either side of my subject. The second image that I have posted below is an image where I focused on using the edge of the frame to draw your eye towards the subject. I particularly enjoy this photograph because of the way the lights lining the side of the building as well as the line created by the edge of the building meeting the pavement both intersect right by the subject. I find these lines very visually pleasing because of the way they draw your attention in towards the subject of the image making him the focal point of the photograph.