Over the past 5 days, our class has been working on making images using different techniques and tools. We learned how using more techniques can make each photo unique and meaningful. During these 5 days of making interesting images, we experimented our new found sets of image taking skills. The skills we learned all had a separate affect from other skills and were all helpful and had made each image much more interesting. In my opinion, the 3 skills that I found the most useful was using props, marking up photos, and using unique lighting. Each of the above tools helped make the images more fun and personalized.
After discovering many different ways of growing your photography skills, we were asked to display our progress while making these images. We all created a short presentation to showcase our growth.
This is how mine turned out:
During Maker these past few months we have been writing in our Big Life Journal where we can write our goals and expectations for our future and present selves. While filling out the Big Life Journal we develop becoming a PLP learner. To become a PLP learner you have to reflect and learn from each assignment. For each assignment there is always something different you can grow upon and for my case, some projects I would do differently, or improve would be my Laptop Memoji, Digital selfie and my dream board. These projects all have helped me develop a PLP learner, and here is why:
Dream board is in chapter 3 of the Big Life Journal where we were asked to draw a personal dream board with quotes, words, and visuals to represent some of our future and/or present dreams. This assignment helps organize your thoughts onto a space in order to better elaborate your goals. While drawing my dream board I learned a lot. I learned how I can better plan my future, and how no dreams are too big. However, I do think I could make improvements to my dream board. By adding more detail and dreaming bigger than owning a cat, I believe that my dream board would be far more affective in favour of my learning. Even though there are revisions I can make, this assignment helped me become a PLP learner. I learned that for my future work, I can think deeper to find my best quality ideas and there is always more room to dream bigger fro your future.
The goal of the laptop memoji was to help display your personality and development of keynote skills, onto your newly created memoji. This assignment was fairly simple as the biggest challenge was using different tools on keynote and trying to express your personality using those tools. But I did get my first revision with this assignment. My teacher suggested I add more stickers and to reveal more personality into my work. I took her suggestions and revised my work until I ended up getting a rainbow (an A). As this was my first revision, I learned a lot. I learned that personalizing your work adds a more unique touch, and that asking others for suggestions to inspire your work is always helpful.
Digital selfie was one of our first assignment which again was to show your skills relating to editing and “marking up” images from your camera roll. We were asked to take a single word that may describe you, or a word that can showcase a value of yours. I chose determination because I very much value and respect when people are determined or dedicated to something. The photo was taken on Myrtle. I had the idea to use this photo to be ironic. If I were to re do the Digital Selfie assignment, I would add more context to my sarcasm making the photo’s meaning more clear. This activity helped me learn more about my fellow PLP learner’s values, and how humour can play a role in your work.
School began just a few months ago and I already have learned so many new things about myself. From learning to plan my future, and discovering others perspectives, I am so excited to continue PLP and learn in many more unique ways!