NYC Night Photos | Long Island City Piers | Personal Work
There aren’t often times when I have a chance to go out and photograph things that I don’t specialize in. Yet it’s always a fun and exhilarating time when I do. I get to break all the rules so to speak. No technique is off the table, it’s my opportunity to take new techniques that I’ve seen over the last few months/year and put them to use in a manner that they weren’t intended for. It’s my time for experimentation.
Night time photography is something that has interested me for some time ever since a good friend, and photographer, GianCarlo (instagram: @giancar1ovizhnay , go follow him) introduced the basics to me several years ago. He’s also the reason I got into shooting film again. So when the impromptu opportunity arose to go shoot some night-time stuff just for fun, I jumped at the opportunity.
Anytime I venture off to try something I’m not used to, it’s uncomfortable. Yet every time I push to go ahead and try to do it, I never once feel regret. On the contrary, it’s an amazing feeling you get when you walk away from the experience with a couple of new photo recipes for creating artwork in your arsenal to use in your other areas of photography.
Moral: Stop putting off that personal project that you know you’ve been wanting to try. Go do it. It will make you a better photographer in your area of specialty. I promise.
LOCATION: Long Island City Piers, NYC GEAR & INFO:
– Nikon V1 w/ c-mount Cosmicar TV Lens 6.5mm 1:1.8 Fixed Focus
– Camera mounted on a Beike BK-475 Tripod
– All photographs shot at ISO 100
– Used a constant f/2.8 for all photographs
– Edited in LR5 (curve, clarity, color shift & lens correction)
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