I found I struggled with this assignment as I struggle with the technique of a panning camera and didn’t really like the style of panning. I decided that I would use lights in my images because I think that the lights make the images look interesting and are really eye catching. Also I wanted to create something different than the usual images of trees and crowds of people. I decided I would use street lights for the lights in my images as I knew these would stand out in the dark. I also used Christmas tree lights in one of my my photographs as I thought the different swirls of different coloured lights created an interesting image. Here are my three final images;
This image is definitely the strongest out of all my images. I really like the lights and the different swirls and patterns the lights have created whilst I’ve been panning. I’m happy with this image and you can see it’s part of a Christmas tree as the bristles on the tree are slightly in focus and are visible.
Here’s an image I have chosen from taking images on the street. I’m satisfied with this image as one of my final pieces because I’m happy with how the street lights have showed.
Here is a second image I have chosen as a final piece for the assignment. Again it’s of a street and I like the image because I really like the way the panning effect has had on the lights. I also like how around the lights is complete darkness which makes the image more interesting.
This isn’t an image I would use as a final piece but I wanted to upload it anyway. It doesn’t stand out quite as much as the previous images but I still find it interesting. I pictured some lights I could see in a far off distance using the panning technique and the image it’s produced is simple yet unique. I like how swirls have formed around the main stream of lights and I think it creates quite a pretty image.
If I were to do this assignment again I would definitely give myself more time to practice the panning technique. Although I like the images using lights have created I do think if I were to do this assignment again I would maybe choose another topic to focus my images on.