I love taking photos, but I by no means consider myself a photographer. I own a fairly basic, entry level DSLR, a Nikon D3300, and have been taught the basic features of the camera. I’m not very interested in the technical aspects of photography – I prefer to experiment and learn that way. I like to think that I have an eye for knowing what makes a photo look good (heh).
I’m a big fan of nighttime photography. In New York, I spent many evenings out and about, looking for places to take some neat night shots. I’d like to extend my gratitude to Rita, who I met through Big Apple Greeter, a non-profit organization that matches visitors with New York locals who show and tell you about places that you never would’ve seen or known about otherwise. I spent a day in Brooklyn with Rita (and we walked everywhere – I was so exhausted) and she took me along the promenade area looking out to Manhattan. Because she had taken me to those areas, I then knew exactly where to go the following evening to capture some of my favourite night shots of New York.
I’m also a big sucker for nighttime traffic. I love the varying effects that come out of nighttime traffic shots. One evening, I had my (friend’s) tripod set up with my camera facing traffic, and a guy came up to me and went, “You work for the city?” Me: *raise eyebrow* “No…” Him: “You just like taking photos of traffic?” Well, clearly, he has never seen what nighttime traffic photography looks like.
I also spent one evening trying to capture the Flatiron Building and traffic along that area as well.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the brief glimpse into my nighttime photography experimentation in New York! And if you’ve been reading about my experiences in New York, I thank you for your time, and I hope you enjoyed those as well. I know I skipped out writing about a lot of places that I had been to – I chose to just blog about what I felt would be most interesting. Perhaps on other occasions, I’ll write some throwback posts about other places that I’ve visited. In the meantime, back to writing about regular life in Vancouver!