Thursday, November 5, 2009
So my girlfriend showed me that there is a police scanner app for the iphone/itouch. The second she told me i downloaded and checked it out. The app itself wasn't really all that good, (it was too hard to hear what they were saying) but it got me thinking about how to get news shots. We took a subway and got off at walnut street. The scanner needed wifi, so it wasn't of much use, but it got me in a good mindset. I decided to follow any police siren that went off in the distance. This was tough because they were in their cars and we were on foot. To my surprise we actually caught up to one. It had stopped at an elderly home where an old man had suffered some kind of health problem. I didnt get any shots of the man because my lens wasn't long enough and taking pictures of an elderly man up close that had no news value seemed insensitive, but I did get a decent shot of the ambulance.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
here are some sports shots. A friend of mine invited me to play some racquet ball. Instead of actually playing I decided to shoot it. There wasn't very good light because it was inside, but I think it turned out well. I wish I could have somehow gotten in there (without dying). I needed some kinda of plexiglass box that i can move around in.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
When we got this assignment I was a little confused as to what a feature shot is. After some research I'm pretty much in the same place I started, but I've gotten a little bit closer. I guess a feature photo is one that has a story behind it. The story doesnt have to be compelling, it can just be simple. Here are some shots of a street performer I met around our beautiful city of Philadelphia. Her name is caroline and she is just trying to get by