Milestone III: (See all my initial process work below)
Here is my final photo set! I ended up narrowing down the selection to 7 images. I'm pretty happy with the variety of subjects (architecture, skyline, the lake, Cloud Gate), compositon (50/50s, rule of thirds, symmetry) and vantage ponts (above, within, and below the city). When I look at this collection I can proudly say "This is Chicago," to me at least. Hope y'all dig the images!
Whew! Just shot for 18 straight hours (with the Skillshare video crew in tow!). We hit 8 different locations and took about 1300 photos. While this was an exhausting experience I am really pumped with how a lot of these shots turned out! Here are some examples of raw images that I'm definitely leaning towards working with for my final photo set:
I have taken thousands of photos of Chicago, but I constantly find new inspiration and angles that excite me. For this project I will be targeting what I consider the defining elements of Chicago while playing with scale, subject, and composition. I'm planning on capturing the following from new perspectives or times of day: