Yesterday the speakers and some of the staff from the upcoming Photocamp Utah got together at the Moran Eye Center to go over our presentations and some other info, and I decided to get there early and go on my own little photo-walk. I didn’t just walk around randomly taking photos, I gave myself a theme to look for – angles. I didn’t know what I was going to find and initially got some mediocre shots, but as I walked around I looked up and saw a beautiful reflection on the windows on the front of the Moran Eye Center’s building. I didn’t see just one angle, but several lines and angles going lots of directions (along with some nice color in the mix, too!).
Composing this shot was difficult and I took a lot of photos before I found one I really liked. It was a challenge since there were lines and angles going in every direction. I eventually decided that the curve of the building was the most important part and went with the composition that favored the curved lines but still balanced well with the other aspects of the scene.
I think I’m going to do this more often and give myself a specific theme when I go on photo-walks in the future. I’m also going to try real hard to bring my camera with me everywhere. I usually shoot with a battery grip and a 24-105mm lens, but I just acquired an old 50mm f/1.8 from a friend who upgraded and it looks real nice (and is much easier to haul around) on my battery-grip-less 7D.