For my learning project I will be learning about photography, focusing on taking a strong picture and not having to edit it afterwards. I took a photography class in grade 10, where I learned the basics of how to take pictures in the manual setting and basic editing techniques, but my knowledge stopped there. I have forgot much of the information, especially within the setting and lighting sections so I would like to learn this again and expand my knowledge. This weekend it was raining on and off so the lighting was not ideal, so this is when I found an article title “How to Take Great Pictures in Bad Lighting”. I then went back to my teacher’s class website, that has small explanations and exemplars of our assignments. Along with a few other websites I was able to understand the terminology again and how to change the setting in the camera.
I have created two Pinterest boards, one for the technical side photography and the other as an inspiration board of different pictures I would like to recreate. These boards will be my starting point each week and then I will be able to use the suggestion area to solicit more information.
My goal is to learn more about shooting pictures at night, taking portraits and taking wide focus pictures. When looking at the pictures I took without any theme in mind, I was drawn to still motion close ups rather than a wide variety of pictures. My end goal is to practice my photography skills so I can take pictures for my sister’s high school graduation.
These are just a few of the pictures I took this weekend.