Things I am Thankful For

     My first photo is a picture of, most of, my friends. I am beyond grateful for these wonderful people. No matter what, when I am having trouble with something, at least one of these people will be there for me. My friends bring laughter, and happiness, into my life. I am so fortunate to have people like this in my life, and hope that I continue to have this bond with my friends.

     My second picture is a photo of my mom, with my cat. My mom does everything for me, and I know that I am so lucky to have someone like that in my life. My cat is always there for me to pet, hug, play with, and do whatever I want with him. I am so grateful for these two loved ones.

     My third picture is a picture of my dad, my other cat, and my brother. They always are a constant source of entertainment & care. Even though I get in fights with them sometimes, they are always there for me to have a good time with.

     My fourth picture is a picture of my camp friends, and I. Not only am I thankful for these people, I am thankful for the place that I go every summer with them. Laying under the tall green tree, and starlit night, I feel at home. My camp friends are always there for me, and I can always trust them, because I have created an everlasting friendship with all of them. The memories I have with them will last a lifetime.

     My fifth picture is a picture of my dance studio. I am very thankful for this place because I have met so many new people here, and created an amazing bond with a few instructors. My dance studio keeps me active, and helps me become a better dancer.

     My sixth, seventh, and eighth pictures are a picture of nature. I am very thankful for the environment in America, and all of the life around me. Animals, and nature, bring joy into my life, which I am thankful for. I am also thankful to have 2 beautiful places I can go to for a vacation. My grandparent’s houses in Long Beach Island, and Florida, are place where I can have a good time at the beach with all of my family.



Rule of Thirds

Throughout this past week, I was required to take pictures following the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds is applied when lining up your subject on the guide lines and intersections. I did this by setting up a grid on my phone camera, in settings. The difficulties in this project were finding things to take pictures of inside, without people. I enjoyed taking pictures of the horizon, and outdoor landscapes. I took many pictures, applying the rule of thirds, but my favorite was this one…

In this picture, the bottom horizontal line lines up with the edge of the horizon (the top of the trees). This picture is my favorite because the sky is very bright, and vivid. To see more of my pictures go to…

Light Graffiti

This week in class, I had to create “Light Graffiti” by using different sources of light, and certain shutter speeds. During this project I set my shutter speed to at least 5 seconds, depending on the picture I wanted to take. Also, all of the lights had to be off, so no other light would interfere with the picture. I edited my photos on Adobe Photoshop, to darken the background, to get a photo I was satisfied with. A challenge in this project was trying to hide the people creating the light. The rest of the project was easy to learn, and apply to my photos. The picture below is my favorite picture…

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