September 28, 2020

Some Photography!

As I’ve been rather busy due to the frenzy of entering my freshman year of high school, I haven’t been able to find a time to sit down and write about my life! Since I’ve been stuck at home for almost seven months (when will this end?!), it’s difficult to come up with anything particularly exhilarating to write about.

One thing that I’ve taken up and really enjoyed recently is: photography. Prior to the 2020-21 school year, I had no photography experience whatsoever, apart from occassionally taking pictures on my phone. Within the first 4 weeks of high school alone, I’ve already been able to learn so much about photography, from the three components of exposure (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO) and the various functions of a camera, to different aspects of composition, such as the rule of thirds.

What sets my photography class apart from others is that after each class, I can name at least three new things that I’ve learned, making the course much more engaging and thrilling by default. On the other hand, classes like Biology and History almost feel like review to me, although I’m sure that will change as the school year progresses.

Here are a few photos that I’ve taken over the past few weeks!

A simple, vibrant close-up shot
Playing around with the rule of thirds
Experimenting with focus/attention
Focusing on a subject that’s usually very delicate, almost invisible
Shooting with a warm color palette; deliberate foreground/background combination
Shooting with wildlife!

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