How well do you feel you completed the requirements of the week’s assignments?
I am confident and pleased with most of my assignments this week with the exception of “If Fail, Try Again.” I wish that I had picked a different object or just had better skills in Photoshop Elements 11. Sometimes I think I could do better if there was more than a week to do each assignment but then I would just have a giant pile of posts that were unfinished because I am too much of a perfectionist. But overall I feel that the assignments went quite well for this week and I thoroughly enjoyed doing each one. I also made the requirement of at least 8 stars for all visual assignments this week.
What gave you trouble? What did you enjoy most? What did you learn?
As hinted up above, the Apophenia assignment gave me the most trouble. It was just difficult for me to visualize other objects when I am already looking at an object, if that makes sense. I enjoyed the Splash the Color visual assignment the most because I have always wanted to learn how to make only one object in the photo colorized while the rest is black and what, and this assignment finally pushed me to learn how. Although the photoblitz challenge was a lot of fun, it helped me realize that you will get the best photos when you take your time and truly think about what you are photographing.
What questions to you have?
Now that daily creates responses are to be tweeted every time, do we still need to make a separate blog post for each one or do we add them all in to our summary of daily create posts? This has been giving me a bit of confusion lately.
Also, do we need to embed or somehow show what posts we have been commenting on for the week?
What are some of the larger issues surrounding your work? Cultural/Societal implications?
This week it became apparent to me that it is best to step out of your comfort zone. I have always taken typical “nice” photos but after reading tips this week and participating in the photoblitz challenge, I realize that “nice” photos are not enough. There needs to be more creativity involved in my photography and I need to soak in all of the tips I learned to churn out the best photos I possibly can.
This week has been great because of the increase in dialogue and commenting. It was exciting and encouraging when all of my newly found radio show hosts left comments on my blog. It shows that they are interested in class and will be a great group to work with! At this point we are still working on our name. We have the theme, just not the name but I will keep you posted. I was able to learn a lot about my group members including their writing and blog style and everyone seems so creative. All the comments I received this week were reassuring. Many commenters commended my work and even offered their opinion on the subject.
One big thing I learned from looking at others’ blogs this week was that I needed to change my navigation menu. Before it included headings such as “Members” and “Activity,” which did not link to anywhere on my site. When I looked at other students sites this week, I noticed that their navigation menus were titled with “Daily Create” and “Reflection, ” which I thought to be great ideas. Therefore, this week I finally changed my navigation menu so it would actually lead to use links.