For our final project in Visual Storytelling. We were given a project to go out and find a story for Owens Community College.
I decided to go out with Owens Community College radio and check out the event called Vinylthon. Vinylthon is an event that colleges have and you can listen to old records. Well, Culture Clash Records had a line out the door for their event for their own vinyl record day. This family-owned store had business booming!
I had a lot to learn about focusing and how to plan for my video and just make it look like a documentary style. Not only that, I still have much to learn about focusing in on the subjects instead of having them look like a blur. Overall, I had a wonderful time!
In my Visual Storytelling class decided to take on a new learning experience which is working on the video experience side of the camera.
On my own time, I work on my own Youtube videos and create gaming content. This time around I had to challenge myself and try something new. We had to work in groups of two so that we could learn how the process of using the camera functions.
With my group member Ted, we went down to heritage hall to interview some students for the campus pulse. I must say it was a lot of fun stepping out of our own bubble. Check out in the video about the stories of some of the Owens students.
In my Visual Storytelling class, we are learning the art and importance of taking photos on manual mode.
I’ve had my Canon Rebel T6 for about two years now. I had no clue on what any of the features did. I have always been in front of the camera. However, I’ve never taken the moment to see how all of the controls worked. Our teacher thankfully gave us the chance to go try the settings out.
I learned about metering and how to meter my camera off of neutral colors, specifically 18% gray. I also learned that there is a metering bar in the viewfinder of my camera. I learned a lot of features like aperture settings and shutter speed. I had no clue how to change any of those settings.
This assignment was a big challenge for me, and I really felt like a newbie from the moment I turned it on. I was used to just shooting video. With the camera assignment my journey began, and I learned so much about what a camera can do.
I learned how to make a background look blurry and the subject stand out by using a shallow depth of field, which is my accomplished by using a large aperture like f4. My favorite techniques were panning shots and rule of thirds because they gave me a chance control the features.
Although I learned so much from this journey, I feel I still have a long way to go to better my photography.