First Week Review

I enjoyed going through all the assignments in the bank and picking the ones I wanted to do. It can be difficult to complete 10 stars worth of assignments if there’s nothing there you can run with. Since the class moves so quickly having plenty of options is very helpful. This week I learned about thanks to the visual assignments and it worked out nicely. The links are listed below.

I did 3 daily creates this week and I tried to be creative with them. My favorite was ‘Create a Fantasy Band’ and I made a concert photograph of a couple of dogs and a cat playing instruments and gave them the band name “Pawsitive Vibes”. I’m going to run out of animal puns by the end of this course.

The photo safari was the most challenging assignment this week. Taking pictures of things for the list wasn’t that difficult but trying to find those things in a 15-minute time frame is what made it hard. That time crunch forces you to work with what’s immediately available.

The amount of work this week wasn’t bad. I know the weeks to come will be challenging since I’m taking this course on top of my required chemistry course. I can already see the work piling up before my eyes. But I’m going to try really hard to get through this.


Photo Safari

This assignment was a little bit more challenging because of the 15 minute time restraint. Looking through the bullet points I was able to think of so many ideas but finding those things in 15 minutes and taking a decent picture wasn’t as easy as I thought. I chose to do this in my bedroom because it contains the most stuff. I noticed the lighting in my room isn’t very good, maybe I should get another lamp… I think I was able to find most of what was listed with the unfortunate lighting circumstances. My favorite photo is the one I took of an elephant figure. I chose to sit it in front of the brown curtains to keep a natural color present. It looks realistic to me and I think it turned out well. Below are the bullet points I chose.

  • Take a photo of a single color
  • Take a photo at an interesting angle
  • Take a photo of a bright light
  • Take a photo of someone’s shoes
  • Take a photo of an inanimate object and make it look alive
  • Take a photo of 2 things that don’t belong together
  • Take a photo that shows a repeating pattern
  • Take a photo where you move the camera
  • Take a photo that represents complexity

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Sign of the Times

Yes, I am a massive fan of Harry Styles and I’m not ashamed to admit it. When I saw that there was an assignment involving lyrics, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The assignment was to find some background and put one of your favorite lyrics on it. This was from Harry’s first ad, before any of his new stuff was released, and I found it visually appealing with him wearing the dark clothes in a dark room and opening a door to a bright light. After this ad came out, he released his first single called Sign of the Times which he tried to write in the perspective of a dying mother who just gave birth and wants to give her child advice before she passes. The lyrics, “Welcome to the final show, hope you’re wearing your best clothes” really stood out to me. With the photo, I kind of see the dark and light representing death and birth. If you have not heard this song, I highly recommend it. The fact that there are over 73 million views should be an indicator that it’s worth 5 minutes and 41 seconds of your time.

This is for the My Favorite Lyric assignment that can be found in the ds106 assignment bank.

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Everyone knows the importance of drinking water each day, but are you drinking enough? Chances are the answer to that is no. You can visit sites such as to see where you fall on the chart. I used to be terrible about drinking the recommended amount of water each day, but in the past few months, I’ve gotten a lot better. It’s amazing how much better you can feel with just a few cups of some H2O. You can make that cup of water an everyday object for yourself!

This is for the Common Everyday Object assignment that can be found in the ds106 assignment bank

One Closes, Another One Opens

This assignment, Larger Than Life, was to find an everyday object and try to photograph it from a point of view that makes it look bigger than it actually is. We walk through many doors everyday, so why not choose that?

Playing it Off

In this picture, you can see I was too lazy to stand up to get my delicious Sugar Shack donuts.. Stretching awkwardly seemed like the better thing to do at the time. But my friend caught me on camera. Oh well.

This is for the Your Very Own Spubble assignment that can be found in the ds106 assignment bank.

Quality Time with my Favorite Boys

Here you can see a selfie I took of myself (obviously), my boyfriend Daniel, and my cat Marvin. He’s a very photogenic laid back cat so my camera roll is full of photos of him.

This is for the Selfie with your Pet assignment from the ds106 assignment bank.