This has been one of my favorite classes at CSUSM thus far. I’ve always been very interested in taking photos but never learned how to use a camera properly. I’ve learned so much in this class and feel more confident going out and taking pictures. I know more or less how to adjust the camera and plan to keep learning so I can improve my skills.
One of my favorite projects this semester was the Night Photography project. I really enjoyed going around my community at night and taking photos of places I wouldn’t have thought of during the day. It was nice to see the Valley in a different perspective as there weren’t many people outside. I was able to stand in the middle of the street to capture some photos which turned out better than I expected.
My second favorite project was Ways of Seeing. I had a lot of fun taking photos of Balboa Park, it’s one of my favorite places to visit. For being our first project I’m very happy with how my photographs turned out. The lighting outside was very nice that day which allowed for good pictures.
My least favorite project this semester was Photo Story. I feel like I could have done a better job capturing a story within 5 photos but I left it for last minute and worked with what I had. I wasn’t pleased with the lighting nor the composition of them. I’d definitely say it was my weakest set of photos this semester.
Overall I had a very fun experience being in this class and would love to take the advanced course next spring.