Street Photography Day #1

On April 12th, our class went to take street photography in a park across the school. The intention was to take pictures of how people, buildings, and other street related objects would be set on a daily basis. Some people were enjoying shows inside the park, some went out to walk along, and some took pictures of beautiful flowers within the park. I mostly took pictures of flowers and the design inside the park, because that held my interest the most.

This photo is a red flower behind the background of the sky. I liked this photo by the color, texture, and the use of background in the image. To be specific, this photo was taken in an angle where the camera was facing upwards to the sky. I intentionally included the electric lines at the back, because I wanted to show the relation of nature and modern streets. Some highlights were that the red flower was clear and the out-focusing was used as I wanted it to look like. I learned that it is very hard to converge two separate themes together in one photo. Furthermore, next time, I think I would need to show a different background to show the ‘modern’ theme. There were several apartments that could’ve been shown too.

This photo is a picture of a few apartments behind the park. I liked this photo, because of the parallel structure and the unique angle. I changed the angle of the camera to match the horizontal line of the picture at the top. I thought that this would be more interesting instead of just taking an apartment picture. Some highlights were the moderate use of lighting. In the picture it was not shown, but there was the sun facing the camera, consequently making the picture look dark. I successfully managed to escape from the sun. Through this photo, I learned that there can be different ways to make a photo that look boring, interesting. Next time, I think I can work more on involving different objects inside the photo do not just only have apartments.

This photo was the name or symbolism for the building and the park across the school. The photo had the rock in the middle and few apartments at the back. I think that the highlight was to have the rock centered in the photo. I personally think that this photo did not show the urban or street photography in daily life. Next time, I think it would be more effective to include diverse topics inside the photo.

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