With the second assignment, I experienced a few more difficulties than I did with the first. Overall I’m happy with how my project turned out, but as with anything in life, there are some things I wish I would have done differently.
I really like the overall theme that I went with for the project. It ended up being interesting going through the whole process of seeing the bus coming to the bus leaving. It almost took me through a little journey as I take the bus very often.
I thought it would be cool to do a nighttime theme but this also brought the challenge of lighting. For the next project, if I choose to do something at night again, I’m going to need to make sure that I have the proper lighting to make all of my shots look nice. Some of my shots turned out pretty well, but overall the photos looked better in my viewfinder than they did when I uploaded them onto the computer.
Another thing I want to make sure to do better next time is focusing my camera. I don’t think that the video camera is the best for taking still shots, but I think I can do a better job of focusing the camera by touching the screen in the place where I would like to focus. Along with this, I think I should also use the tripod a little more than I did for this project. Some of the shots I took I had to take quickly, so I had little time to adjust to where the shot was going to be.
Overall I think I progressed a good amount from the first project to the second. Just like with the first project, there are things that I want to fix and work on going forward as I mentioned earlier in my post. The clarity of the shots and lighting will be big things I can improve on moving forward. You can view my second assignment here.