The idea I have come up with for my essay is a theme of “Walls”.
For this assignment I stood at the entrance of Glasgow, Hillhead Subway station. From this viewpoint I could see people leaving and entering the station and people on the pavement outside. This gave me a varied selection of locations and light sources to work with without moving around.
I loved the warm light of the interior compared to the cold light outside on the street. I waited around for the 20 minutes in the one location and then moved on and found it a very useful exercise. I went back into Glasgow one night during the same week and found a great location and although it was not too busy there were enough people passing by to make it a successful shoot. I’ll be trying this a lot more. There is sense in moving around as well but a combination of approaches is probably the best, especially if the weather is as awful as it was on the first day :-)