Today The National Correspondents from the Washington Journalism and Media conference went to visit the Newseum and the National Press Club. At the Newseum we did a lot of walking around looking at exhibits. One of the objects on display that moved me the most was the Unabombers cabin. It struck the most when I walked up to it’s front door looked in and felt a deep shiver in my spine as the cold dank smell of old wood hit the inside of my nose, I knew i needed a picture. But I wanted more of a piece of artwork than just an ole pic for the snapchat. I wanted to try and capture the eeriness that I felt looking into the cabin where various bombs and guns were once constructed. Below is my first attempt at taking the picture.
While it is a decent photograph, and it is somewhat dark and eerie, I wanted something that really captured the feeling of the photo. So I adjusted some settings of my camera and broke a very important rule of photography, try to eliminate as much excess noise as possible. Instead I wanted as much as possible, I wanted an image that could be straight of a found footage film. Below is my final product.
As well as adding more noise to the photo by raising my ISO to add noise and using a faster shutter speed to eliminate the extra light that I didn’t want, the framing of the photo is also a bit different. The second photo is turned more towards the shelving unit, the same shelving unit that was once used to store bomb and weapon making materials.