My junior year of high school I was able to take my first photography course, even though photography is something that I've always been interested in.
Recently, I've started a new photography project on my own. Photographing people is always something that's interested me, so that's what my project is based on. It's called 'Me Too' and is based off of the idea of getting up close and personal with the people around me. It's a work in progress and is still currently growing. A challenge for me was getting used to photographing people who had somewhere to be. They'd stop for a quick moment to pose before moving on and I'd find that most of my photos turned out blurry or unfocused, so I had to pick the best ones from the bunch. I'm getting used to it the more I go on, and the more familiar I get with the camera (the Canon t5) the easier that it becomes.
through the weeks:
Every week in my photography class, students were assigned to take a different set of photos. With every set, we were practicing a different set of techniques that we had learned – color schemes, lines, texture, etc. These are some of my favorite photos that I've taken for these sets of assignments. They're named: Youth, Look At Me I'm Sandra Dee, Love Send, a'okay, and Locked In, respectively. Youth is my favorite photo, but also was the hardest for me to take because of the fact that the water was constantly moving. It was also one of the first photos that I took for the class and the first time that I had used the Canon t5. As the weeks progress, I think that the photos became easier for me to take because I knew what to expect. These are all photos that I'm proud of. Overall, I think that taking a photography course has helped my grow as a photographer and has helped me practice my set of skills.