Weekly Summary #5

This week is DS106 I actually learned something new about myself that I never would have thought. I really like photography. I never actually paid attention to it until it was assigned to me. I love how pictures are taken, the different ways they can be shot, all of the different stories that they tell. Being able to take one simple still photo, but yet you see so many other ways of looking at it is amazing. Along with that I learned how to become a better photographer which will help out my blog tremendously and hopefully get a couple more likes on Instagram! Haha. At first it was a bit of a challenge to think about what to take pictures of but once I thought of one they all just came rushing to my head.

The Assignments this week were very fun, it gave me a chance to be as creative as I could be. Which at first I thought I had ZERO creativity what’s so ever, but I started to see things in my head and get ideas that were pretty cool. From making the poster of Steph Curry to doing the Photo Blitz I enjoyed.

I was also cool to look at everyone else’s pictures that they had taken because I like to compares mine to theirs. I don’t know why but everything tome is a competition mine has to be better than someone else’s! But I have to admit after seeing theirs mine came 2nd to a lot of them. But I didn’t mind because the way that I see something, isn’t the same way that they see it. That showed in our pictures.

I didn’t have any issues with anything this week, I figured out everything that I needed to. Flickr took a little time but I got through it. It’s all a learning process and I’m getting better and better.

Links:

Daily Create #1

Daily Create #2

Daily Create #3

Daily Create #4

Assignments:

Flickr Set

Photo Blitz

How to be a better Photographer

Apophenia

Bucket List

Sports Poster

Flickr Set

Favorite Set

These are just a select few of my favorite pictures so far for this semester. I expect for it to expand more and more over time. I chose these ones simply because they describe my life the best out of all of the others.

Apophenia

I chose to use a Potato as my random object sitting around my house. I changed it into… I bet you can already guess by looking at my page. Yep a basketball! Haha. I also made it into a little Goku Character off of Dragon Ball Z.. Well I tried. apophenia_21760178362_o

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Photo Blitz

I chose to do my photo blitz in my mothers basement while I was home visiting. I chose to do it because their is so many random things going on throughout the house because of the grand kids and all of the family that comes in and out. It was weird at first because I was rushing around trying to make sure I got at least 5 pictures in the 20 minutes. But once I slowed down and started to just think of ideas they all came pretty easy to me. The photos that were the hardest were the converging lines picture and the metaphor photo, I couldn’t think of ANYTHING for those. After looking at the pool of photos I liked the ones of the Xbox and controller by “rmstanford 23”, the picture of the pencils by “adamlostonpatrol” , and the picture of the peach by “adoesneuropsych” just because they all were so simple but they were taken well enough to look like more than they were.

Link to my PhotoBlitz photos! Flickr PhotoBlitz

How To Be A Better Photographer

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In this photo that I took, I used many of the key points mentioned. It is a simple picture but also has a lot in it, you can look far out into the distance or just look down at the beach, or just take it all in. Instead of taking a lot of different pictures, I slowed up and just took one photo, Which turned out much better than expected. I changed the lighting in it by focusing more on the sandy beach which brought out the colors in the whole photo. I would say that the 3 Key Points that I used were the “Get Pickier”, “Better Contrast Makes Better Stories” and the “Look to the light” but I also took a few more to make the picture even better. All of my resources came from the  “TEN: Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involve Buying Gear” by David duChemin.