This semester I had photography, and it was fun. I always thought photography was a novelty, but now I see that it is an artform and a career. After this picture I will never take a selfie one handed and now whenever I take a picture I think of the rule of thirds. My favorite project was the light graffiti because in that project my group made it look like I did a kamehameha which is something I’ve always wanted to do.  Although I’ve had a great time in photography, I don’t want to be a photographer, although I will try to continue learning about it in High School.




7 Days(Sort Of)

This project was about looking at the positive side of life and we were supposed to take pictures of 7 things that we were tankful for. In this project, I thought it was important to use the rule of thirds. Every since that project I’ve been putting the most important parts of pictures on the line. I hope you enjoy my pictures.

1. I’m thankful to be able to come to a place after school to have fun with my friends and play free games.

2. I’m thankful for all of my teachers, especially Mr. Banks, although his name is rather misleading

3. I’m thankful for my school that I can be educated from and learn things from.

4. I’m thankful for basketball, I enjoy playing it all the time.

5. I’m thankful for my family! During Thanksgiving my extended family came like my Uncle Tiny, my Aunt Bird, and my other Uncle Neph-Neph. We give each other lots of nicknames.

6. I’m thankful for my AAU basketball team, I just finished my first season with them!

7. I’m thankful for my friends. My friends are always with me in my time of need and I’m there when they need me.


So I asked them to smile…

So I asked them to smile was a project were we went around our neighborhood and school and asked people to smile and not smile. At first I was skeptical of this project because it meant that I had to ask strangers to smile and not smile, that meant I got declined a lot, but some brave people did take pictures and they were good. We saw the differences in the faces of people smiling and not smiling. When you first look at a person and they’re not smiling they might look mean, scary, or creepy, but when you ask them to smile they seem kind and funny, that’s why I asked them to smile.



Image result for pulitzer prize photographs At the Newseum went to see the Pulitzer Prize Photo section and I saw an image that I thought was crazy. It was a picture of Lee Harvey Oswald being shot by Jack Ruby. Lee Harvey Oswald was the person who shot John F. Kennedy, and he was being taken into custody by the police. If I were the photographer I would be scared out of my mind. First off, I’d be scared of Lee Harvey Oswald because he killed the president, then when the shots were fired I would have been gone, I wouldn’t have the sense to take the photo.

My favorite exhibit was the Black Panther Exhibit. The exhibit had the events  protest and sit-ins of 1967. I enjoyed seeing all the unknown people who helped us get closer to equality, and I liked the rules that college students about made about the sit-ins.

Set in the Street

Set in street was a project were we had to build a room, but not just a room, we had to build a room in the street. We had to build 3, 12 by 8 walls that we painted and sanded. This took about 5 days to build, after that we put some furniture in the room to make it look more like a room out of the 70’s. We got 2 coffee tables, a sofa, a lamp, a painting, and a bookshelf. At art’s night we took pictures of people acting like they were just a home chilling. I really liked this project because I got to lay down and act like I was at home. It was a really fun project!

Rule Of Thirds



The rule of thirds helps put emphasis on what’s important in a picture. Rule of thirds divides a picture into 9 sections like a tic-tac-toe board. At first in the Rule of thirds project, I thought the most important things in the picture would go in the middle of the grid, but in reality they go on the lines. A hard part of a project was choosing what was important in a picture. There were so many things I could highlight, it was hard to determine what made the cut. I was happy that we were able to experiment with different backgrounds. I was able to go inside and outside and find interesting things to highlight. 


Light Graffiti

Light Graffiti was arguably my favorite project. We had to use flash lights to light up people in a dark room. The thing that worked well was lighting up the people so you could clearly see them in the dark room. The hardest thing to do was staying still while the people were lighting me up. My Shutter Speed setting was at 8 seconds, not to long, but enough time to create the objects. If you’re trying to take the project to the next level I think you should get more flashlights and glow sticks.



Infinite Backgrounds


This project was about making the backgrounds of the picture look infinite, that meant trying to avoid showing shadows. I had to adjust the camera’s ISO, Shutter Speed, and F-stop to get my picture just right. The hardest part of the project was editing the photos so that you couldn’t see the shadows, so I had to crop out a lot of things. The easiest part of the project was posing for the pictures. I hope you like my pictures as much as I do.  Link is below.




Infinite Backgrounds

The process of taking this picture took a while. First, I had to change the Shutter Speed setting to let less light into the picture. The hardest part of this process was editing the picture. Using Photoshop, first, I had to desaturated the image. Then, I had to find the perfect curves to compliant the picture. Third, I had to implant my logo on to the picture so nobody could use my picture without credit. The black and white worked better than color. The color just didn’t work so I scraped it and used black and white. I really like my pictures and I hope you like them too.





My app review- Xavier Suggs

My favorite online photo app


My favorite online photo app is BeFunky ™ . https://www.befunky.com/features/photo-editor/ BeFunky ™  is an online app that you can use to edit photos. All you have to do is transfer your photo to photo editor and you can edit it. If you need to bulk up yourself on a dating app you can do it here. The BeFunky ™  app allows you to crop, resize, route, cut out, beautify and even change the background. My favorite part of the app is what you can do with your boring pictures, you can crop out anything you don’t like, adjust the brightness of the picture, and use Funky Focus which allows you to blur somethings to highlight the most important parts of the photo. Fun is literally it’s middle name, so you can be creative on the site.

My favorite posting app


My favorite posting app is Snap-chat. Snap-chat is a social app, an app where you can post your pictures showing your friends what you’re doing. You can also see what your friends are doing, and comment on their post. My favorite part of the app is the fact that you can use filters. The filters can make you look like a dog, poindexter, make you vomit rainbows? Filters are can make you look really funny. The point is that Snap-chat is a great site to show what you’re doing to/or with your friends.Image result for snapchat