Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Full Take 2014: Every Photograph I Made In A Year

Usually at the end of a year I try (or at least intend) to make a final post on QC/D, something that kind of wraps up the year. Honestly, it's one of the most frustrating things to come up with. In past years there have been mixed results. For 2014, I decided to try something different. Unfortunately, the whole creative process took about a month to compile and edit. Nevertheless, over a month into 2015, this video is my way of closing out 2014.

In photographic vernacular, a "full take" is the term commonly used to describe the collection of every image created during a shoot. In most of the college courses I took, instructors would often require you to turn in a "full take" folder to see how you approached capturing a subject. 

This video is my "full take" of 2014. It starts with the first photograph I made that year (a docked boat on the Ohio River) and ends with the year's final image (a suburban mall at night as seen from a Detroit hotel room). Between the two images is every photograph I created in sequential order within 365 days. It features nearly 8500 photographs from four different cameras. 

After being inundated with "year in review" and "best of" collections from various social media websites, I wanted to create something unique to summarize a year in my life. At the same time, I wanted the video to be a reflection of how I see and document what’s around me. 

Instead of trying to compile a list or edit down what I felt were the best images, I pushed everything together into one time-lapse. The video encompasses photographs from personal and contracted projects as well as moments captured on my cell phone. The images are presented in their raw, straight-from-the-camera state without any post processing. 

Cameras used:
Canon 60D Digital SLR.
Nikon N80 35mm SLR.
iPhone 5s
iPhone 6

"You're Free" by CMA

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