I really enjoyed this assignment because it made me reflect on skills that I really never thought anyone needed. Snap a picture and move on to the next one! This assignment really made me understand that there are lessons to be learned about photography and there are techniques to it that make it better and better. These readings really made me understand the unknown.
I hadn’t taken many pictures in quite some time. I enjoy taking pictures and always have but I never thought much about it. More recently my son started playing soccer and I have two grandchildren now so it has stepped up my taking pictures and hoping for the good ones! I have no training other than point and click. The pictures serve their purpose which makes them a success in my book.
I believe certain photos do capture feelings and meanings. Some better than others depending on the surroundings and events. During soccer season the facial expressions caught in pictures say a lot. Definitely feelings and meanings in them.
I think I could improve my photography skill by taking more time to actually center and look at the surroundings to produce a better end result. Sort of like pre-planning a party. Lighting alone can improve skills. A little extra research on the different types of lights and their effects would help also.