Architecture and Nature Photography at Princeton University

by Harlan, May 12, 2014

A few times a year, I visit the campus of Princeton University, and each time, I have a better eye for surroundings that are visually interesting. I also use the opportunity to scout locations (and times, based on the sun’s position) for upcoming portraiture shoots.

On my trip to campus this past weekend, I took a minimalist approach. I ventured with just one camera (Canon 5D Mark III) and one lens (Canon EF 28mm f/1.8), putting more stress on my feet for making the composition right. The sun was lower in the sky, but the shadows were still harsh. The moon was high enough to make an appearance in some shots — you can see it if you look closely.

And while I’m generally too shy to bother people while I’m out with my camera, when I came across a gentleman creating chalk art in Blair Arch, I asked if it would be all right if I captured the moment.

I “developed” two different versions of each of these photographs. The first choice used some fancy tricks in Color Efex Pro, including a “retro” film filter and a light bleach process. The results were striking, but fancier than what I would normally like. The second choice is this black-and-white conversion, using an orange filter and a slight vignette. If you’d like to see the photographs with the extra processing, you can view them on Flickr through this link only, and the black and white versions are in the gallery below.

As usual, these are all available for sale as framed and matted prints. If you are interested, contact me. Alternatively, if you want images that capture you, your family, or your friends, the Princeton University campus provides an amazing backdrop for portraiture. I’m available for this type of session, as well.

Prints of several of these photographs are available for sale in the store, but any prints can also be ordered using the form below.

Use the form below to add a photograph to your shopping cart. Be sure to note which photograph you want. Once a photograph is added to your cart, you will return here, and you can add another at that time.

About digital prints. Chromira prints are produced by a high-quality print shop in the Princeton area. Metal prints and canvas prints are produced in New York City.

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    • Shari Berman Landes
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    • May 12, 2014


    • Larisa Harrison
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    • May 12, 2014

    You always do such gorgeous work, Harlan!

    • Harlan Luke Landes
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    • May 12, 2014

    Thanks, Larisa! I really appreciate that!

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