I chose photography because its always been something that has interested me. I always see cool pictures on social media and think, "Man, I wish I could do that." So, when I was given an opportunity to learn how to, I took it. Another reason I chose photography, is because of my love for sports. I know that I really love when parents on my team take pictures and share them with us, and I figured now I could give back. At first I thought about printing out the pictures and selling them, but I decided against that idea. It would cost a lot to buy the special paper and the ink, especially on top of the camera itself, plus I don't think very many people would buy them.
Going into this project, I knew showing my improvement and what I learned would be difficult. After all, most of it came from research, and then trial and error. So, in my video, I showed my starting point, where the pictures were really dark. Then, I showed some that were decent pictures, but they definitely weren't great. Lastly, I had a slideshow of my favorite pictures from the entire project. I'm not sure how well this will show my progression, but I'm hoping my blog can make up for it.
Overall, I really like the learning part of the project, but not the video part. I enjoyed learning a skill that I will have for the rest of my life, and I'm hoping I will still keep up with taking some action shots and cool photos. The only things I disliked about the project were blogging, because it became extremely annoying, and putting together my video, because I was stupid and had major problems. I won't go into depth because you can read my last post about the problems I ran into, but it was just a pain in the butt. After doing two projects like this, I would recommend everyone go out and learn something new that they've always wanted to learn.