So I am late posting these photos, but they were all taken from last Saturday and this past Wednesday. As I had mentioned in class Friday, I was not sure if they were good features or not. However now I am opening up to them a little bit and I hope you like them as well.
Yesterday I accompanied my parents to a local Doo-Whop concert in hopes of finding some feature photos. Unfortunately I did not get really anything. I was tempted to take some photos, but then I would just feel like a creeper everytime I was doing it. I guess I did not want to ruin anyone’s fun and thought me coming up for their names would freak them out. I hope I can pump up my game later this week and find some good features. Wish me good luck… =/
Okay so I lied, I did take photos at the show that I liked. I was not sure if they could be features, but now I think they could be. However I did not lie about feeling like a creeper.
For this assignment I had planned on taking some awesome portraits at my father’s Civil War reenactment at Cold Springs in Cape May County, New Jersey. Unfortunately I kind of broke my camera, but too make a long story short, I had to wait till I got it fixed…which was on Monday.
So I settled on photographing a few people I knew, except for the dog photograph. I know it maybe wrong, but I assumed that if I were given the same assignment by a newspaper I would still photograph these portraits the same way.
Once again the weather was horrible for the last half of the week, so a few of my photos are tad bit grainy due to the lack of light. I was hoping to use my flashes, but I forgot them every time I went out to shoot.
Overall I think that these portraits are pretty good, but probably not the best I have taken. Its odd because I love doing portraits. You could say it is one of my favorite things to photograph.
Unfortunately I had went away with my family last weekend, so I did not witness any awesome events like the Philadelphia Bike Ride. However I did make two trips to the city during the week to stalk, I mean photograph some strangers.
Photographing strangers always seems to be a little bit of an issue for me. I find myself searching for non-posed photographs. When I sit and wait for the right moment, people always seem to think they are about to ruin my photo by walking through my path. It’s quite annoying, but I try to ignore it, but for several of the shots I was trying to take this happened more than once.
Overall I was quite pleased with my final photographs, which I thought were not too shabby considering the time constraints I had with them. Yeah…the weather was kind of bad this week, so I was waiting for some sunlight that never came. I settled for a few rays on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. So yeah I hope you like what you see!