Tuesday I had the opportunity to do a one-on-one photowalk with a woman that wanted a little guidance on some technical aspects, as well as compositional elements, of architectural photography. We had such a great couple of hours together and I think we both learned a few things!
One of the benefits of teaching…it never hurts to have to explain those technical and vision details I learned early on. Inevitably I’m reminded of something I’ve gotten lazy about and just being around others interested in photography is great motivation.
I arrived downtown a little bit early so I wandered around the Aon Center, a building I’ve never actually photographed and one I still find a little difficult to shoot. This image is about the only decent one I got that morning.
As I was waiting I also noticed there were quite a few billowy (cumulus) clouds rolling through the sky, presenting an opportunity to create some images for my Cloudscapers series. Since we were meeting at Aqua for the photowalk, I was scouting the nearby buildings: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aqua and Aon Center. I’m still considering which of these best fits the series, if any, but for now here they are. I only have a title for the first one…I’ll take suggestions on the others for all you writers out there!
At our last photowalk location, the Chicago Cultural Center, I couldn’t pass up these shadows and a chance to do something with all those great geometric shapes.