January 2019 archive

Photography 11 – Portfolio –

As a photographer, I feel that I have grown immensely throughout this year. I have experimented with many different styles, in order to fall into my own unique style. Through this, I have found that I like to take portraits, use reflections, and use unique perspectives to add interest and convey different emotions in my images. I believe that art itself is subjective, being different for everyone and in that, photography should convey different emotions, and be able to evoke meaningful thought. In the future, I think that my photography will continue to progress, and my understanding of the elements and principles of photography will continue to deepen.


I think that the most successful parts of my projects were the creativity, perspectives and diversity that I had throughout my work. I think that the most successful projects, where the creative zone, elements and principles of photography, and the aquarium power point. Throughout these projects, I found a consistent theme of what I found successful – the timeĀ  that I took to go out and shoot the images. I think that in order to take images to the next level you have to be able to take time to go out and choose a location, and plan a pose, to be able to produce more powerful images. However, I think that the least successful parts of my projects where my studio portraits and my avatar project. I think that one of the main reasons that I didn’t have as much success with these projects, is because I didn’t have much time to complete them, didn’t plan them out well, and wasn’t as motivated to create when completing them. I think if I had more time I would like to redo the studio portrait project, because I feel that it could have been better planed out and of a better quality had I given myself more time to complete it.

I think that throughout this photography course, I learned a lot about my style of photography and who I am and want to be as a photographer. I also discovered more about other people’s styles and strategies in photography, which I think is very interesting. Beyond that, I also discovered more about what photography is, in the elements and principles of photography. I really enjoyed this class, as it pushed me to explore different corners of photography (like macro), that I likely would not have tried otherwise. I am very happy with the outcome of this class, and would take photography 12 to continue growing and expanding my understanding of photography, and who I am as a photographer.

Pre-Calc 11 – Week 17 –

This week in pre-calc, I had some trouble understanding some concepts of trigonometry. So, I will share some tips on using sepcial triangles, circle chart, the CAST rule, and when to use the Cosine Law.

There are two special triangles the first having a 45 degree angle, a root 2 of the hypotenous, and 1 on the other lengths. The only option for this angle is to have45 degrees. The second special triangle is 60 degrees and 30 degrees, 2 on the hypotenous, root 3 on the adjascent and 1 on the opposite length. The two degrees for this triangle, are 30 and 60. For the circle chart, you can apply it to triangles that are 1, -1, 0 or undefined. The top and bottom quadrants are (0, 1) and (0, -1), while both sides are (-1, 0) and (1, 0). The degrees for the circle are 0, 90, 180, and 270. The CAST rule, begins in the fourth quadrant, with “C, then the first with “A”, then the second with “S”, then the third with “T”. In the first quadrant, all are positive (Cos, Sin, Tan). In the second quadrant, Sin is positive, and Tan and Cos are negative. In the third quadrant, Tan is positive, and Sin and Cos are negative. In the fourth quadrant, Cos is positive, and Tan and Sin are negative. You would decide to use th Cosine Law when there are two sides and one angle, which surround each other, makingĀ  “C shape.