Second week in J2150 (:

So, it’s my second week in J2150.  I am sure you are aware of this by the title.  Anyways, we have learned some pretty exciting content in the lab portion of the class.  We get to use the NIkon D7000!  This is a highly expensive and intricate product.  I will have to use this for the remaining weeks in the course.  I am pretty ecstatic!  I have always wanted to learn how to work a professional camera.  And J2150 is helping me check this off of my bucket list.

Yesterday, we were able to go outside and take some shots.  The first assignment is called, “Seeing Red.”  This is a dope assignment, just because red is such a common color.  And the photo must display a piece of red in your photo.  I have gotten so many shots already.  And I plan to do some more shooting, either later today or tomorrow.  There is still a lot of learning to do.  The only thing I am nervous about is not catching the photo correctly without using the proper settings.  Right now, it’s very confusing.  But, I am up for the challenge to master this Nikon! Lynda.com (tutorial website) here I come (:

Not only will I have to complete the “Seeing Red” assignment, but I will have to cover stories in a 7 week period.  So that means, I have to plan my time accordingly and not procrastinate.  My class schedule this year is not the worse, but my classes are definitely harder than freshman year.  I am taking Math 1400 (Calculus) and Econ 1051 (Economics).  Keep in mind that I have heard horrifying stories about these classes.  So I definitely have to be on top of my game and adapt to scheduling shoots in a timely manner.

On Monday, in my discussion segment of J2150, we watched an emotional video.  It was so touching, I swear!  Steve showed us a video clip about how a reporter incorporated multimedia in producing his story.  It was about a surviving boy who had a limited amount of time to live due to his illness.  And the video showed so much emotion!  The video illustrated his humorous and affectionate side with the use of videos, still images, and audio.  The family described their experience and viewers were able to watch him interact in his everyday life.  The boy keeps the family together.  He does this by living his day to the fullest with no regrets.  Just a typical boy, not worrying about the negatives in life.  This video is so inspirational; it made be step outside of my selfish ways and view life in a different light.  You can’t always be worried, scared, or sad about petty things.  There are more people who have a situation worse than yours! Also, you have to enjoy your life to the fullest.  This world is so chaotic nowadays, you just won’t know when it’s your time to leave.

With that being said, these next seven weeks will be pretty interesting.  I have to find a story to tell and be able to produce a great multimedia production.  As I complete my assignments, I will be posting my accomplishments on my blog.  So be out on the look of my transformation, from an amateur photographer to a blossoming one. 

Talk to you next week!

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