This is one of my favorite 'accidental art' kind of photos. It's from the Bon Jovi concert and I took it will my cell phone. Love it! Maybe I'll learn how to do more like this on purpose!
This was one I took to use as a backdrop down the road. I need to reverse the flags (the wind was blowing pretty well that day) and then I could use text or other photos as an overlay. That could tell a story.
We spent the first couple hours outside, appreciating the mini break in the humidity. What I learned is that 2 hours on the hard ground without a break to get up and move around doesn't feel like it did when I was an undergrad...a-hem, several years back!
Part of the course is also the history of photography in general and how we reached this point with digital media and photography as a legitimate art form. That is really interesting to me. I tend to learn better when I have the whole concept. Learning how we've come from chemical type engraving to using digital photos, with all the steps in between tells a story in my head that I can remember when I'm trying to take good photos. Also, the sheer diversity of people and majors in this class could be a hoot!
I will post some of the photos I take and the purpose behind a few of the assignments as I go along. Luckily, the state fair is going on while I am in this class, so I will be getting all kinds of good shots from that little trip...and stories too. Wish me luck for the second 4 hour session tomorrow, after I work all day.