Slowly but surely, I am becoming more and more comfortable with handling a camera and taking photographs. The assignment for this street photography project was to take 10 pictures of people I did not know, but had a story. I decided that the best place to accomplish this is the beach in the winter. So on a brisk Sunday afternoon, I ventured to Belmar beach to capture the stories of locals at the Jersey Shore.
Some of the most beautiful photos are photos that capture the essence of light or manipulate light in a way that producers a unique kind of picture. In doing this project, I applied my knowledge of aperture, shutter speed and ISO to create this effect.
I’m not a photographer. A large majority of the work I do is either writing or video, but I’m not an avid photographer. So when my photojournalism teacher assigned an environmental photography assignment, I knew I would have to step out of my comfort zone. Big time.