That's it for August! The month-long photo project was enjoyable and something I plan to do again one day. In addition to taking a daily photograph, I chose one photographer every week and wrote notes about their work. These two activities supported each other. I would learn a technique from a photographer and try it in my own work during the week.
I wasn't bringing my phone on every run by the end of the month. But I would bring it if I went out at sunset or at times with nice light. Doing this encouraged me to explore new routes.
The eclipse pinhole viewers reminded me of a tradition at my school. One of the photography classes would black out all the windows in a classroom and make a room-sized pinhole camera. I never had the chance to participate so I made my own at home this week.
I was reading about David Alan Harvey this week and his approach to layering in photographs. I learned that one of his techniques is to find a static subject and then wait until something interesting happens in the background.
I set out to take photos of the highway from an overpass but found trains instead. I brought my tripod along so I could try shooting at night with low ISOs. Using a tripod made me much more intentionaI about the photographs.
This was the last day of August and the official end of the month-long photo project. I challenged myself to find something interesting without leaving the house. We've had abnormally orange, late afternoon light from the forest fire smoke so I waited until it was just right to take this photo. The photo is cluttered, but it felt like a record of a place that is lived in.
More orange light from the forest fire smoke. I was looking at the different ways Andrew Kim and Luke Beard take photographs of drinks in restaurants, and I noticed a common technique using angles and the corner of a table. It's not executed perfectly here, but it certainly made a difference in the composition.
Bridge silhouette. Also using a tripod at night.