Robin Michals | COMD 1340 Photography 1

Final Project Statement

The photography session in the library will revolve around the theme of exploring the passage of time, the accumulation of knowledge, and the quiet beauty found within the walls of a library, the story will follow a protagonist as they embark on a journey through the library.

The subject matter will include the protagonist navigating through the library’s aisles, browsing books, and getting lost in a good book. Additionally, the session will capture the architectural details of the library, shelves, and the play of light filtering through windows.

To capture the peaceful and calm ambiance of the library, the session should ideally occur during off-peak hours when fewer visitors are there.  Late nights or early mornings could be the ideal frame of opportunity. Add some natural light, use a shallow depth of field, and experiment with long-exposure photography. 

Photographers of inspiration:

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Dorothea Lange

1 Comment

  1. rmichals

    The library is a good topic. You mention a protagonist. I don’t think one person moving through the library is enough of a topic for a three week project. But you could just do the project on the library. Or get a bunch of people to model for you. Or go three times over the course of three weeks and see what you find. Maybe you should go when it is busiest if this is your approach.

    Are you planning to make the project black and white?

    Also looking at your examples, they are all of people so maybe the topic isn’t really the library. maybe its about being a student.

    Take a look at:

    For photos of students at school.

    If you really think its about libraries look at:

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