Photography has always been one of my passions. I have a Canon camera which I often use during my trips to do photography. Honestly I don't purse this passion as much as I would like so I decided that I wanted to focus this 5 months entirely on learning how to use my camera better so I could take advantage of everything it has.
In order to know if I had learned how to use my camera in a manual setting and test what I learned during my classes I decided to create a project which demonstrated my learning through photos. I picked la culture chicha as my theme. One of my photography friends has always talked about how interesting this theme is due to the fact that is very visually attractive and cool and how it is major challenge because it's not very popular so it's hard to find and it is very weird so it's had to photograph.
By choosing this theme not only would I test my photography skills but I will serve the community by given Limeñan's and anyone who sees my pictures a look of this amazing culture.
- I learned how to use my camera in a manual setting how to combine ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
- How to set your manipulate the setting to save your pictures to the highest quality so that you take advantage of your camera.
- How to use photoshop to edit your pictures.
Learning about learning?
After every photography class we had different photography homework's and challenges we had to bring the next day. At the beginning of each class we should our pictures to everyone and got feedback. I learned that sometimes feedback can be hard but by having other people look at your photos you can learn a lot from they feedback and their perspective.
Also my classes were three hours long, it was hard to keep up at times since it was a long time. I learned that I learn better in short period of time because after a long class I was exhausted and I had to try very hard to stay attentive towards the last 45 minutes of the class.
Furthermore during the photography course we took field trips to Larcomar, at night, and Barranco, during the day. While doing these trips was testing everything that I had learned in class from the power points. I realized that after putting into practice what I learned in class it became more memorable to me and I understood it better.
Finally I learned that you don't have to every be ashamed of making mistakes. In photography the way you learn is by making the mistakes because then you know what you don't have to do.
I did have challenges along the way, I got very frustrated when I didn't get the pictures I envisioned. I had to learn how to manage this frustration and use it as a motivator to improve.
Also the classes where at night and they were very long so sometime it was hard for me to stay concentrated the entire class.