Creative Devices, and some pictures I took

Hello, my fellow readers,

In this week of my Multimedia 3530 class, we are talking about the importance of photography. This beautiful subject has allowed me to tap into some of the photography skills that I haven’t looked at since I was in 4-H. I’m so excited to be able to see this and to share some of these beautiful photographs I have taken. For our class, we went to the Herbarium at UW, which houses some beautiful plants, and some beautiful scenery. I’m also going to add some background into the characteristics of these photos. So please don’t be too harsh and say “these photos look like my 3-year-old took them!”


The House of Warmth

This first picture I’m sharing with you is one that views the herbarium from the cold winter weather outside. I believe at the time this photo was taken; it was about 15 degrees outside. The weather had been frigid out and, it had been blowing snow. With this photo taken in the morning, it helped to show some of the essential characteristics of the building inside. I believe this photograph follows into the “rule of thirds” to an extent. You can see that I try to incorporate that into this picture, in a changed portrait view. I think the building evenly fits into the coordinates of the camera with every image. You can also argue that you can see lots of symmetry insides of the photo with how the windows have the lines in each panel.


The History in the Snow

This next picture I took was one that I was dying to make. This shoot is considered outside the central administrative offices at UW called “Old Main.” This picture shows the outside of the building located near the conservatory. It shows some of the historical perspectives of the University of Wyoming. I believe this picture shows a lot of texture of the bricks and the detail of the snow on some of the stone wall. The critic inside me is telling me that I should have gotten a shot of the building with more color. Possibly later in the day. Please let me know what you think.


Warming berries

This picture is taken inside the conservatory. I found this plant with beautiful and fruitful seed like stems which shows a contrast to what the outside weather is cold and frigid. I believe this picture shows an excellent image of the color aspect of photography.  You can also see a layer of texture with the leaves that surround the berries. You can also argue that this picture has a thickness of depth with the surrounding blades. It is one of the better photos I took.


Changing Green

I titled this picture as such because one can see the changes of the green color in the leaf to a more pinkish color. You can argue that this picture shows an element of background and a layer of depth, with the various plants in the environment. One can also see that the viewpoint of the leaves shows that you are getting a look of the blade on the ground.  It’s exciting how in this shot, you can tell that I had to get on the floor and snap this shot.


A Viewpoint of Elegance

I find this shot to be the best out of all of the photos I have taken. It shows how small details can add beauty to any space. This picture I would argue, adds a bit of detail, especially in the lamp on the stone. It also shows some aspect of how the piece of rock is in its position.


I think this assignment really showed how well I was able to capture these shots. Each one is unique in the way its positioned, which form the light is presented, and how each shot shows a level of color in different environments. I wish I was able to take these photos during the afternoon or evening, however, because of the lighting could’ve been really different than just the basic grayscale in which morning light presents. I really hope you enjoy these photographs. Let me know what you think.

This Trip to Multimedia Begins

Well, thank you so much for visiting my blog. This is the first post I will be posting, as part of my COJO 3530 class. As many of you know, I am a Communication Major at the University of Wyoming. I am currently a Junior, and this is going to be part of my blog posts. I hope these posts will be as enjoyable, as I hope to make them good. If not, then as the great Ru Paul says, “If they’re not paying your bills, pay them no mind.”

Let’s begin by talking about some of the questions I need to answer in this post. This is the first assignment for the blog posts in this class. I hope this goes well though. The first question asks me “After reading through some of the former students’ blogs and reviewing the syllabus, what are some skills and concepts that you anticipate learning in this class?” The second one tells me to “Brainstorm about the kinds of issues, events, and people that you would like to report upon this semester potentially.”


Let’s start with the first question. After reading through this syllabus, which offers a lot of skills that I will use as a potential journalist. One of which is the use of online media to help me enhance my writing. I hope to be able to show my ability to provide accurate sources, write efficiently and personally, and to express my opinion through the words of my blog. Hopefully, I also keep it entertaining and enjoyable. I would also like to be able to learn more about photography because I am not the best at photography. My photography skill is as good as some girl on Instagram, who is trying to take pictures and thinks she’s famous. However, she only has like 80 followers.


I think with the second question in mind, there are various stories that I could report on. I am double majoring in agricultural communication so I could talk about Agricultural issues that could affect consumers at the store. I have also written for various political publications in which i have shared my opinions on Social Policy issue. However, like the legendary drag queen Miz Cracker says “Purse first, hearse last,” I have to make the best impression I can with my writings.

I hope if you read this, you will find my blog memorable and enjoyable.