Title

San Francisco Afterhours

Format

Event

Faculty Mentor Name

Monika Meler

Abstract/Artist Statement

San Francisco can be described in many ways. During the day, the city becomes busy, noisy and packed full of tourists. Usually it’s like that when you are coming to the city during the day but at night, the city starts to become different. From the afternoon towards sunset, San Francisco gets darker, quieter, and fewer tourists are crowding around certain landmarks. The city becomes alive at night. With this photographic series, I set my goals to be able to learn new skills, becoming creative with various compositions and to portray a series to make a city feel alive. I took up this project as a learning experience since I wanted to explore more into a traditional style of photographing a landscape or a certain site. Long exposure photography is still being used today since it is able gain a lot of information and details within each shot. I also attempt to take panoramic photographs to give the viewer a sense the wide and large areas in San Francisco. I want my photographs to portray a sense of life and within a busy city like San Francisco. Some of these photographs involve different color lights streaming through intersections and people being blurred in the shots. Those interruptions give the photographs a sense of movement in the composition. I can’t ignore the traffic or the crowded areas since it is a part of what San Francisco is. The panoramic shots give out the idea as if you are at the location of where I took the photos. Overall, this project makes me experience a new lifestyle within the city during the night. I was able to adapt into different conditions at the same locations and compose new elements in my photographs.

Location

Studio Art Building

Start Date

25-4-2016 6:00 PM

End Date

14-5-2016 6:00 PM

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Apr 25th, 6:00 PM May 14th, 6:00 PM

San Francisco Afterhours

Studio Art Building

San Francisco can be described in many ways. During the day, the city becomes busy, noisy and packed full of tourists. Usually it’s like that when you are coming to the city during the day but at night, the city starts to become different. From the afternoon towards sunset, San Francisco gets darker, quieter, and fewer tourists are crowding around certain landmarks. The city becomes alive at night. With this photographic series, I set my goals to be able to learn new skills, becoming creative with various compositions and to portray a series to make a city feel alive. I took up this project as a learning experience since I wanted to explore more into a traditional style of photographing a landscape or a certain site. Long exposure photography is still being used today since it is able gain a lot of information and details within each shot. I also attempt to take panoramic photographs to give the viewer a sense the wide and large areas in San Francisco. I want my photographs to portray a sense of life and within a busy city like San Francisco. Some of these photographs involve different color lights streaming through intersections and people being blurred in the shots. Those interruptions give the photographs a sense of movement in the composition. I can’t ignore the traffic or the crowded areas since it is a part of what San Francisco is. The panoramic shots give out the idea as if you are at the location of where I took the photos. Overall, this project makes me experience a new lifestyle within the city during the night. I was able to adapt into different conditions at the same locations and compose new elements in my photographs.