Media Design is going pretty well. An assignment we had for class was capturing different types of photo compositions. I really liked parts of this assignment because I was able to put what I had learned in class to use. In other ways it was challenging to find some of the things that matched the criteria. I took most of my photos in my dorm room and on a walk in the park near campus. This assignment caused me to look at my surroundings in a much different way. Instead of just taking in what is around me, I think of how things would look in a picture and what I could find to make a good picture. This assignment affected all of my photography. I try to use some of these techniques in all of my photos. I have discovered that I like taking depth of field photos most. Before this class, I had always wondered how to make certain subjects in my photos blurry and now I know!
My favorite photos from this assignment are the three cup and saucer pictures. The cup and saucer was something I could take with me to different locations and use to create a number of the composition techniques. I liked these because I was able to use my own creativity and did not have to use just my surroundings. I was able to add the cup and saucer to what was already there and make a common object something special.
The most difficult to capture was definitely the S-shaped curve photo. That was one of the last photos I took on my walk in the park. I never would have noticed it if I had not stopped and looked really hard for something S-shaped. I had to look at the fence from a certain distance and angle to see its S-shape. Although it was kind of hard to find, I am really happy with what I ended up with.
I enjoyed this assignment and I think it helped me improve my photography skills a lot.