Subconscious Knowledge

I’ve always had the “point and shoot” attitude when it comes to photography.  I find it kind of crazy that I’ve actually used legitimate techniques and didn’t even know it.

• Rule of thirds

Looking back at photos I’ve taken in the past, I’ve used the rule of thirds.  I feel like those who have a knack for photography will subconsciously use this rule.  I like this technique because I think it gives photos balance.

• Rule of space

I love the rule of space.  I love the effect it gives photos, especially the way it makes the viewer wonder what is going on in the rest of the picture.  It can also help tell the story in the picture.

• Rule of odds

This rule is one I had never really thought about before.  When reading about it, I learned that groups of odd numbers are actually more appealing.  I agree with this and find it very interesting.  The number of items in a photo is something I’d never looked at in depth before.

I’ve learned a lot so far in Media Design and have had some great success with the photos I’ve taken.




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Here Goes Nothin’…

I’ve always been a person who would rather be behind the camera instead of in front of it.  While I haven’t had much experience in that role other than just pointing the camera at my subject and pushing the button, I hope that Media Design/Photography can help me with that.

Something I’ve always wanted to do is take really awesome pictures.  You know, the ones with the really sharp, clear subject with the blurred background?  That kind.

The most elaborate camera I’ve ever used is my Nikon Coolpix S220, which is nice and simple and takes pretty good pictures, but I’m interested to see what I can do with something more complex.

My goal upon graduation is to be somewhere in the PR world (hopefully at a hospital), which requires more than just writing, as do most journalism careers these days.  I believe this class will give me the skills I need to succeed.

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