Photography is something that I have some formal experience with, but often only use in a very casual way. During my Junior and Senior years at high school, I took photojournalism, so I am familiar with the rule of thirds and how to properly frame a subject. I even had an actual digital camera that I used specifically for that class. Unfortunately, since I did not bring that camera with me to college and none of these pictures are saved on my computer, you will simply have to take my word for it that I understand how to take quality photos.

Nowadays, I usually only take photos of things that I think are funny. For example, a few years ago, my friend and I were at a costume party, and he decided to take the horse mask from my costume and another person’s buzz lightyear vest and put them on. I thought it was funny, so I took a picture of that. Another example is a photo of a Fred Flintstone doll I found at an antique shop that was based on the live action movie.

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While looking over some of the resources within the “Becoming a Better Photographer” resources, I would say that the thing I am most interested in changing with regards to my photography is that I want to become a more active photographer. By taking photos of things I find funny, I often find myself taking pictures after something interesting has happened. Instead, I need to become more aware of my surroundings so that I can capture interesting photos as something interesting is happening.