The Traffic Light Photography Game

Here’s something you can do to help you take more pictures. If you keep finding yourself in the passenger seat of a car, anyway. Yesterday Joni and I were in the car coming home from town, so I decided to take a picture every time we stopped at a red light. Since we were in Newcastle’s City Centre, we stopped a fair bit, haha. You can also take a picture when you come to a stop for another reason, or if you just see something great, but they have to be from inside the car!

OBLIGATORY DRIVING SHOT!

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You may find things from the scavenger hunt while you’re there- here a yellow car:

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There was a LOT of traffic yesterday, by the way. I think we hit rush hour.

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I should also say this, by the way- if you’re going to do this, I would advise you wind the window down. Yeah, you can use a polarising lens and try to get rid of any glare, but why bother going to the effort when you can wind down the window in less than 5 seconds? Pretty much every speck of dirt from a car can show up in your pictures, as seen in another shitty self-portrait.

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If you do something like the picture above, I think it’d be cool if you slowed the shutter speed a little and stayed very still. Everything outside of the car would blur, creating a cool feeling of motion. I was using my Nikon L110 yesterday though, so I didn’t really get the chance to try.

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Hey, I used to live on the house on the very end of this ridiculously small street:

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But now I live near this street:

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I know, fascinating, right?

Sorry for the image-heavy blog post today. I’ll give you something with a little more substance tomorrow!

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