Zoos to Museums
Zoos to Museums ? or something in between...
For my final project, I shot at the following locations for about 1-3 hours at each (typically, I shot 100-400 pictures at each; although?particularly at the zoos?some of these shots were for my own portfolio and didn't really apply to my project focus):
Zoos?1) The Central Park Zoo in New York, NY
As is explained in my project's audio monologue, my initial intention was to capture a person's transition from childhood to adulthood by comparing the atmosphere of zoos to that of an art museum. Although I did find some parallels between these comparisons?childhood to adulthood and zoos to museums?there were quite a few inconsistencies with my proposed extended metaphor. Needless to say, I eventually decided it was my own perspective that needed to (and in fact did) change throughout.
Ultimately, I was very pleased with my project. Although my approach was perhaps a bit unorthodox, I achieved three of my goals in taking the class:
1) Learned to take pictures in various lighting situations. From the outdoor setting of a zoo to the indoor venue common with a museum, I was forced to alter my shutter and ISO speed often.