I started this week learning more about photography and how it can tell a story. This really something I had never thought of before. It really changed what I saw when I looked through the viewfinder. Here is that written assignment
This has been a great week. I never realized how much I enjoyed taking pictures, especially black and white photos. I really enjoyed the photo safari, here is the link to that assignment.
Here is a picture that I took while working on this assignment. I was so excited on Wednesday morning when I saw the beautiful sky through my bathroom window. I rushed and finished getting dressed and ran out the door and snapped some pictures. I was so happy with them. I finished getting ready for work and I got in my car and drove to work. The picture below is what I saw when I got to work that morning.
I think maybe, just maybe, I got a little too excited when I saw that beautiful scene.
The next assignment I did was watching a few Noir movies. They were all dark and pretty disturbing, but I think I got a good sense of the genre. I watched, “The Man Who Wasn’t there”, “Killers Kiss” and “Chinatown” I tweeted to get help for the assignment and received a few answers. I realized that there are people out there just trying to get you to download their software. I went to the link in the DS106 Handbook and that was perfect for me. I need to check there whenever we do an assignment because I don’t know what I don’t know until I need it. Here is my post for that assignment.
I worked on my 10 stars, it was easier this time, I enjoyed putting the posts together. The first one required me to photograph what was in my 1940’s character’s bag. This took a lot of thought, but it helped me to understand my character more. Here is that 3 point assignment.
For 2 points I did an acrostic picture. I’m getting better at this because I have mastered this by putting my pictures into PowerPoint changing it to a jpg and saving it to Flickr.
For 2 more points I did the “Make-up your Pet” assignment. I don’t wear a lot of make-up and so I went a little crazy putting some on my cat Madison. I used “Paint” to do it, I found that if I zoomed in to 800% it was really easy to add the colors where I wanted them. I think she looks a little cheap, but I needed the 2 points.
I earned my last 3 points doing the Visual Assignment “3 Frames of Love” This was easy because I just used pictures from my life. I love my family very much and these pictures show the beginning of my family all the way to a family trip we just took in May to Universal Studios in Florida.
I did my 3 Daily Creates, they were harder this time. I kept skipping the ones I didn’t think I could do and that got me into quite a pickle. I need to attempt to do them daily and not be so intimidated by the unfamilular assignments.
First I did the 2048, this took me a long time, I kept trying to put pictures in the squares, but I couldn’t get them to load. I ended up loading JPEGs and it worked great. Luckily another student in this class helped me figure it out. Here is that assignment:
Next I had to find a household item and explain how to use it. This one I did in PowerPoint and it wasn’t too difficult and I got a great tasting loaf of banana bread in the process.
My last daily create assignment was to draw a picture without lifting the pencil. I am not very artistic so I decided to draw a tree. I took a picture of my drawing and posted it on Flickr, this process is getting pretty automatic and I’m feeling more comfortable with my ability to complete this class.
Lastly I updated my category list. This was pretty easy, the hardest part was changing the current category’s of the existing posts. I figured out that if I title my links and then link the URL it give a lot better looking link. I really feel that my knowledge and skill have increased greatly with the passing of this week.