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.
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.