Today was another amazing and gratifying day. We started off the morning in Ms.Tamara's to journal and finish the movie for CL Day 1. Before CL had started we had to either sign up for Digital Storytelling or Photography. I had chosen photography so at 10:00 we had met up with Mr.Morton at the library. Then, he told us to go to his room as he had prepared a presentation for us. In his presentation, we discussed the essential questions for the project. They are the following:
1. What is it that you want to capture?
2. What is the difference between photography and taking pictures?
3. What is your intended effect on your viewers? (i.e. emotions, associations, feelings)
Then we looked at different photographs and discussed what emotions they evoked in us depending on the colour, atmosphere/setting and expressions.
Our next task was to take portrait photos of each person in the room anywhere in the school. The only criteria was that the face of the person should cover majority of the screen whether it's taken from a particular angle or not. Also, you needed to make sure that the person you take a photograph of had to like it. You weren't allowed to post any photographs of other people except yourself.
We took pictures of each other near the CL Tables and everyone enjoyed it. Everyone was respectful towards each other and had a positive attitude. Nobody said no or was unwilling to participate. My photo evoked an emotion of happiness when ever people saw the photo. It associated to people because it was in a photo of a person who was just gazing at the nature beautifully. Another photo that made me happy was a photo of Prajakta and me captured by Anou. This photo shows friendship. It made the viewers smile when they saw it.
After lunch, we learnt how to edit our photos using the SnapSeed app. We learnt how to tune the photos which meant the brightness, contrast, saturation etc. We also learnt how to put filters and not to put too many filters as it may spoil the effect and meaning of the photograph. We also learnt about the 1/3 rule which means that the subjects in your photograph should be equally divided into three parts. The background should be prominent in the photograph.
Now our task was to go in groups of 3 and take photo that fit the 1/3 rule. The subjects should be on the side of the photo. I was with Yearin and Anika. We took photos around the school like near the parking lot in front of the murals which was suggested by Anika. This was our last photographic activity yesterday.
At 2:00 we went to Ms.Tamara's room to work on our crowdfunding campaigns to send Sparsha kids for a CL adventure. I really enjoyed the photographic and photogenic day.