Thinking about the assignments that we have done so far, I feel like I enjoy taking pictures of buildings and city landscapes the most. For this final project, I would like to take pictures of Times Square in day and night settings. The theme I’m going for would be the contrast between the two halves of the day. What I feel like I have struggled with is capturing the light that comes off objects when I’m doing photography. I want to really be able to do justice to Times Square’s emphasis on lights popping out amongst the dark. In my photos I would like to compile different composition techniques using Times Square as a basis, these would include low angles, worms eye view, eye levels, high angles, obliques and etc. besides that, I would also like to try to merge the angles in a way so that buildings could reflect off of each other. I want at least a few images to be dynamic in ways that take the looker a minute to realize what I did with my camera.
While Times Square is nowhere near as interesting during the daytime, I feel like there are aspects I can definitely capture such as the way buildings might reflect onto each other or how the city might look during changes in weather. I especially want to capture Times Square after a rainy day, which is when I feel adds the most detail to the compositions. As of right now, I feel like taking trips to Times Square is something manageable in my schedule, I will be mostly taking these shots during weekends or whenever I am by the area, which so happens to be pretty often. This, and keeping in mind that I love walks around Times Square around nighttime, will allow me to be able actually take time to enjoy what kind of photos I will be taking.