What I learned in boating school is…

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What I learned in boating school is…

I enjoyed learning about photography in David duChemin’s work ” TEN: Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involve Buying Gear.” I found that a lot of the information I absorbed from the guide I could’ve just read the week 1 page, will not make that mistake again! I found that I need to be more selective with the photos that I take. When friends ask me to take a picture of something, I often rush to the click and it doesn’t usually turn out very well. I’ve tried taking a step back, and considering what is in the frame to be more precise about what I capture. Another great tip was to pay attention to the background of the photograph. Sometimes I rush to savor a moment, and the picture that I take has something over exposed in the background that ruins that memory. Overall, the tips in duChemin’s work really helped me take a step back and take my time when I take photos.

Although the excerpt from the DS106 handbook was interesting, I really enjoyed the youtube video from the Toledo Museum of Art. It was a fantastic reminder that there is so much more meaning to photos than what is in the foreground of them. Every part of the image can tell an individual story, and when you combine multiple, it tells an even grander narrative of the subjects involved. It also reminded me the importance of teaching visual literacy- something I have really never be taught before today.

This is one of the photos I took after looking and learning some new techniques. I tried to focus on the foreground (the camera) and try and tell the story of what we were doing…take a look at the assignment and try and figure out what’s going on right here…

I’ll wait a second…

My friend and I are filming a video for our business. We are messing around and having a great time. He was really concerned with how he looked on camera, so I took advantage of this moment to apply what I had learned. I think this is one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken since I first started this week’s learning objectives.


I am excited to start working on my photography assignment! Stay tuned for more!

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