This assignment was so exciting but also made me nervous. I love to journal and I love to take photos but I never tried to mesh the two. I was most nervous about not taking thought provoking, interesting photos that I would then be able to write about. It was also the first time that I had to take pictures of strangers. I was however greatly surprised that I did enjoy taking their pictures and captring their personalities and qualities without even knowing them. So, without further adue, let me introduce you to five amazing people that I captured.
This picture was by far the most challenging picture to take. I had to take roughly 100 pictures just during the warm-up time just to get a shot that wasn’t blurry. the hardest part of taking this picture was actually getting the courage to go and sit right underneath the basketball hoop next to the press members that had their giant cameras. But, I was really happy with how the photo turned out. I also had to heavily utilize the UW Basketball page to gather the names of the players. https://gowyo.com/roster.aspx?roster=94&path=mbball
The above picture is one of my favorite non-sports feature photo. I came upon this situation while I was working in the Meat Lab. I have never had a conversation with Sierra before this and just decided to ask her if I could take a picture of her. Im so new to the Meat Lab that I don’t have the confidence to cut meat very quickly and I just found myself amazed with how fast and percise Sierra was while cutting.
The pictures I took during the slaughter on Tuesday were my favorite to take for this assignment. It was so easy to catch my subjects off-guard and to really capture a genuine moment. For this, I used the Portrait Mode on my phone and took several pictures to get the lighting right and to come from the right angle. If you have any other questions about the UW meat Lab, you can look at their Facebook page https://m.facebook.com/cowboybrandedmeats/?ref=content_filter
For this photo, I utilized the Live feature on my phone to capture and “freeze” the photo at the perfect time. It was difficult and took many tries to get the right shot but I was happy with the results. I wo wish that I could have taken the photo with a higher quality camera to avoid having it appear grainy.
I used the Portrait Mode feature on my phone to take this picture and put the focal point on the 6 ball in the front. This picture became one of my favorites because of the lighting and the depth.
These photos were captured during class time at the UW Conservatory and in my free time at the Swine and Beef units at Hansen Arena, hopefully you can distinguish which pictures were taken at each location. I captured all of these utilizing my iPhone because I do not own a high quality camera. I greatly enjoyed this assignment and even more so, I enjoyed reflecting on and sifting through the 200 plus photographs that I took.
Overall, I enjoyed this assignment greatly. I thought that it was surprising how unique each photo turned out. I kept trying to make each photo different from the one before by adjusting the lighting, focal point and angle. I did have some help from the Portrait Mode on my phone which gave me more control with lighting. If I were to do anything differently I would have tried to think more outside of the box and taken more unique pictures.
Starting a new domain where I will begin sharing my ideas and opinions seems very exciting. I greatly enjoy writing and have for a very long time. The thought of have my own space to express my passion, knowledge and creativity is thrilling in many ways.
However, making it a fun, interactive page that is visually appealing seems intimidating. After looking at previous students’ work, I feel confident that I can learn new skills for developing and maintaining a page that feels very welcoming and organized for my readers.
I am also afraid that I wont be able to share my page in a manner that reaches the right audience or reaches enough people. I want to learn more about marketing myself in order to share my ideas in an efficient manner.
I hope I also gain experience in blog writing because I have doubts about whether or not I will be able to write entertaining pieces each week. I am interested in writing about issues that the agricultural industry faces.
I hope to have a broad range of topics including livestock and agronomy. I hope that I can choose topics that are different enough from other pieces that I have wrote but similar enough to where there is a consistent theme and feel with my site.
I follow many blog pages that are always very entertaining. In recent weeks I have tried to follow more pages so that I can decide what I want to implement on my page and what trends I wish to avoid. The pages that I do follow are all diverse from each other but I also
Although I have made it seem like I am terrified and unsure about all of this, I am more so excited for this opportunity. I look forward to making new connections through this page and learning new skills. I also think that it is a great opportunity to market myself.