"Spring Reflections- NYC"
Looking back through the hundreds of photos I took for this class as well as the assignments, I am most proud of my hobbies and interests assignment. I have always loved to photograph things with meaning to me because I am inspired by them and can generally find creative ways to express such meaning. I especially love to photograph my travels because seeing and exploring new places and documenting it is something that I am passionate about. Because of this, the hobbies and interests assignment really interested me as a photographer, especially because I was in New York City and Washington, DC at the time of the assignment. During all assignments but especially in this one, I tried to photograph things exactly as saw them. I tried to capture what I saw as beautiful about the scenes and show their story in a creative way that would not only document where I was, but also interest viewers. I took a lot of shots in this assignment that related the blooms of spring to an urban setting, which both of these photographs show. I had fun finding nature and beauty within the so-called "concrete jungle" and liked the contrast between the two opposites. The hobbies and interests assignment taught me to think more deeply when making images and that I should try to make connections and create relations within the photo.
Overall, I appreciated the opportunity to express myself fully and try new things with this assignment. It really reminded me why it is that I love to photograph and the relationships that I can create by making images. I brought together all of the technical skills I've learned in order to effectively portray the images just how I wanted to.