Assignment: Composition on Location
“Imagine that a magazine or website has asked you to illustrate a feature on the techniques of composition and choose a famous landmark as you main subject. Use every trick in the book to produce an unusual interpretation of a well-known local feature.” — from Digital Photography Masterclass by Tom Ang
This was fun. I try to “use every trick in the book to produce an unusual interpretation” on all my shoots. Or should I say, I look around and try to capture something beautiful on all my shoots.
The tricks are not all in a book, though. I believe they come more from inspiration.
Choosing a single famous landmark for Chicago was something I tried to do and could not. Sears (now Willis) Tower, the Hancock Building, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, boats, lake sunrises, and on and on. What’s your favorite Chicago landmark? What says CHICAGO to me is the Chicago skyline, and I was able to capture it in pre-dawn light, lit by its own city lights glow.
See this panorama in full screen slide show mode at my Chicago Set on flickr, as well as images from Navy Pier, Ohio Street Beach, North Avenue Beach, and Millennium Park.