Well, this is the final blog post for my J450 class, and I wanted to end it with the primary equipment we used!
This first photo is of the camera (Canon 60d) with the lens cap next to the bag the camera came in. I like this photo because of how I interpret the sunlight off to the right. The sunlight represents the end of the tunnel for this class this semester – I’m almost done and it’s just a few more steps! I think I could have toned the brightness down – it’s a little hot looking – and brought up the contrast to bring out the colors. Overall, decent photo.
The second photo is a close-up of the camera. This is my second favorite of the three that I took. I like how the reflection of my window and the light coming from it helps make the camera and the lens cap stand out. I just love the natural light that my room produces for my pictures, particularly on days like today – overcast with a lot of sunlight. I just love how you can see the details on the camera as well as the different layers of the camera within the lens!
The third photo is another close-up and my favorite of the three! I’ll be honest, I really wasn’t expecting to see the reflection of the light down the hall from my room to show up in the lens. I wanted to have something in focus on the lens without having to show too much of the junk that’s on my dresser, which is behind the camera. I thought it would be a good idea to extend the dial on the camera to show more definition. The camera itself was already showing enough detail and definition from the second photo, but I wanted to take it a step further by extending the lens out and having something else reflecting off the lens. I can’t help but love the reflection off the lens – the warm glow of the hallway light, the door partially closed, a small portion of my bed with the navy blue blanket; it just looks really nice!
I greatly enjoyed this class besides the numerous crossroads and blockades I came to. It’s something I will take with me as I graduate at the end of the year whenever I have to submit a portfolio for Senior Semester. Mrs. McGill, I greatly appreciate this class and I hope to see you sometime in the near future!