When I first heard about the learning project in this course, I got really excited to work on the skill that I have been longing to enhance and that skill is Photography. Since a very small age, I have been passionate about taking pictures and capturing moments but didn’t have the right tool to do so.I still took pictures here and there from my phone and adored them so much. I remember the first camera I got when I was in my 20s and how much I saved to get that because I was soo impassioned about it. I did a lot of research before buying my first Sony Cyber Shot 8.1 MegaPixel camera and loved it to pieces. I enjoyed taking pictures from it and learnt a lot of its features and finally started to get prints of the pictures to make a Photo Book.
Later on I wanted to invest in a Single Lense Reflex (SLR) camera but instead invested on an Iphone for taking pictures since it was more convenient to handle on a daily basis than a DSLR. Since then, my interest in taking pictures has grown tremendously because every year I update my Iphone and it comes with new camera features and of course better resolution. I still like the picture quality of SLR better and also want to learn indepth about photograpghy, hence I started to get shots done of my family from a professional photographer on different occasions like anniversaries, Eids and spring/summer shoots. I still think taking pictures from your phone is the fastest and most convenient way to capture the moment and i will be exploring more features on my iphone aswell as on an SLR camera. In order to learn more about photography I plan to watch a free youtube video every week that would teach me about beginner photography tips and tricks, some common mistakes that people would make while taking pictures and some advanced skills about photography.
I will be downloading some mobile applications like Snapseed and Photoshop express Photo editor and will be going through it multiple times a week in order to learn some photography skills. Having these apps on my phone will enable me to learn about the expertise not just on the computer, but anywhere I want to. I also plan on keeping an eye on professional photography classes from all the photographers that I have had photoshoots with, like KrystalKim Photographer and Bethany Allen Photography. Here are some pictures of my family shoots done last year.