Thoughts and Ideas

Reflection of Photography

In the Becoming a Better Photographer section that I read I learned how to tell a story through your photos. I learned that with each photo it’s good to tell the story with the photo or give ideas as to what the photo could represent. I realized I’ve been doing this all along with photos that I take and share that are special to me. Certain photos I always write a little story such as photos on mother’s day, or birthdays, or photos that I just found to be really special because I wanted the people viewing them to feel special about them to or understand my feelings.
In this photo one may not understand the story behind it, to some it may just be a name. My Aunt Missy passed away from breast cancer in 2007 so doing the Relay for Life and buying a the bag with a candle it was really important to me and my family to keep her memory alive.

In the article The Story Behind the Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph and How Dorothea Lange Almost Didn’t Take It, I learned more about capture story’s into photos. She was able to capture photos and others capture photos off her that showed the conditions she was living in and the conditions of those around her. The environment, and struggle was able to be seen in the photos she took and the photos that others got of her. I don’t have any photos to relate to this article but I know what to look for in order to take pictures to tell the story of an environment or just everyday life of someone now.

The Story Behind the Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph and How Dorothea Lange Almost Didn’t Take It

In the video about Visual Literacy I learned about how to tell what does the photo mean for example in the video he said what does the photo of the red structure in front of the museum mean? It was a way to show welcoming to children in the museum and encourage them to come in. I also learned the different ways a person may look at a photo. The example used was where’s waldo, a person may scan a photo looking for waldo, or a person may wonder their eyes around the photos for waldo. I learned how reading has enhanced over the years and that we need to learn how to read as well as see.

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