Tag Archives: Photography

Glass Assignment – Blog Assignment #8

Product Lighting PHO 135 - Glass Assignment

 

A few weeks ago I had to photograph a glass in the studio, one with a white background and a black background.  You would think photographing a glass would be easy but technically it was very challenging.  After spending several hours in the studio I was able to accomplish the assignment.  When I think about each of the assigned projects they have been very thought provoking and really test your technical skills.  Seeing photography through the eyes of others is very difficult and I have found myself searching for the best way for me to technically accomplish assignments through my eyes.   It is not always easy but that’s the journey of photography.  

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Fireworks In Greensboro on July 4, – Blog Assignment #7

PHO 139 Blog Photo Week 7

As I pondered what I was going to photograph for my Blog #7, I decided that I was going downtown in Greensboro on July 4, to photograph the fireworks.  So as I prepared to go and not forgetting “in order to be a photography you have to think like a photography.”   So I grab all my gear including tripod and headed out.  I had never attended a firework event in Greensboro so I arrived downtown about an hour before the kickoff.  As I searched for a good spot to photograph from I decided I would just wait and see.  When the fireworks started I had to immediately change locations and found out there was not going to be a great location to photograph the fireworks.  So I just made the best of a bad situation.   The fireworks lasted about 15 – 20 minutes and were the worst I had ever witness.  So as I entered my housing development all I could see was the sky lighting up with fireworks and I jumped out and photographed a few pictures and that is what I am posting for this blog. So the bottom line is I wasn’t totally defeated.  Living in the Washington, DC area for over 30 years, I am a witness that the best “real fireworks” by far is at the Washington Monument and you could see them for miles all over the city.