Week four was a little rough for me. The family that I work for came down with COVID, and I was exposed before the other caregiver, so I have had to double my hours while experiencing COVID symptoms. It has not been easy and the end does not seem to be near. Because of this, I feel that I was not able to get everything done in the time and effort that I usually or strive to put into my assignments. Either way, I am beyond proud of myself for completing the assignments and everything I learned this week.
The first assignment I chose to complete was Can You See What I See. This assignment was really easy to come up with an idea for and create. The app ProCreate made is so simple and I love the outcome. The process was very easy as I am really familiar with the software and how to work it to my favor. If I had to redo this project, I would find a different picture or change the baby’s eye to be more blue to match the Earth so everything blended together a little nicer.
Next, I completed the Bring Your Pet to School assignment. This one was a little harder to find an image of my pigs together and in a similar lighting as the one in the photo of Mary Wash. The other difficult part was finding a high quality image of Mary Wash on the internet as I was not able to go on campus. I should have edited the image of the guinea pigs to blend in more, but I was unsure how to do that. I am pretty happy with how this turned out but if I were to do this assignment again, I would go on campus and take a better photo with good dimensions so that the guinea pigs realistically look like they are on campus. I feel in this one the sizing and proportions are too far off to look realistic
The third assignment I completed was Thats Not What I Expected. This was the easiest assignment in theory because it was just the simple task of taking a picture. It did take me a while to find a unique item to photograph and the right angle and lighting to give the illusion of depth to fully show what the item is without zooming out. It was a little frustrating at first, but once I got a few good photos, it was easy to pick the right one to submit.
The final assignment I did was also meant to be very simple in practice, which is what I needed this week. It was very easy to complete through the program that I use on my iPad, however I played with the different colors and edits for a long time before I found the combination I liked the most. I am so happy with how this turned out and it is my favorite assignment this week, however if I needed to redo it, I would try and take the same photo but completely change the vibe.
The thoughts assignment of this week was really easy for me to complete because I don’t have a lot to say when it comes to my own photography. I am very boring when it comes to photography and only have one subject that I enjoy taking pictures of. My camera roll is full of Justin and slides for my Calculus PASS Sessions. It is very boring, but I will never stop taking endless pictures of Justin.
Reading all of the ways and tips to be a better photographer made me realize that I may have some better ideas about photography than I thought I did. Being honest, I did that part of the weekly assignment last, so I did not have those tips when creating the assignments from the bank or daily creates, but looking back it gave me a lot of confidence to know that I had used those tips without knowing and I can now be more intentional with my photography.
The daily creates this week were very rushed for me because I had to quickly do them before class or work because that is all I have done. I am still fairly proud of the way they turned out.