Photography - We aim to portray the world at night.

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We aim to portray the world at night. We will be paying special attention to how electrical light sources highlight the world around us, provide our understanding of objects through highlighted areas, surfaces and colours. The mood and change in representation of the objects perceived by lights will also be taken into consideration to the point where some photos develop emotive qualities.  Using longer exposures to keep a wide range of tones and clarity.  The images will all have similar characteristics which run through the whole slide show, such as bright orange skies and deep shadow areas.  They will have a range of locations as we thought that staying just in Lincoln would produce images with too little change in them.  They will show not only industrial uses for lighting, but also recreational such as outside clubs and bars.  There will also be the safety aspect, looking at car headlights and the use of lighting to improve safety on pavements and walkways such as streetlights and pelican crossings.

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Edward S. Curtis,

Photographed the Navaho Indians in the early 1900’s.  The photographs depicted the American Indian’s isolation and their way of life.  They were very striking photos with bold highlights and good composition.  

The same characteristics would work well with nighttime photography because when it is dark it also seems desolate and people feel isolated and vulnerable.  Being able to emulate emotions in images is a powerful tool and something that I would investigate further.


Because of the long exposure, the sky and the horses appear bold and almost solorised in ...

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