Weekly Summary May 26

This week was very intense with the amount of work that needed to be done. While it was all mostly fun and interesting to do, it was all very time consuming because I am doing the work while also teaching myself how to work the different applications.

The first assignment of exploring the different tips and taking a photo using them was quite simple and easy to accomplish. The tips and videos made it easy to understand the concepts which in turn made it easy to accomplish the assignment. I took a picture of a sail boat and made a blog post about it called Sails to the Wind. I found this assignment very enjoyable and a good introduction in the visual chapter.

The next assignments I did were the Visual Assignments. I also enjoyed making these but it did infuriate me with how time consuming they were. Making the assignments themselves were pretty intense but then writing two separate posts for each one, made it even more intense. They were simple for the most part in accomplishing which made it a better experience, however, some of the assignments asked to do tasks that I have never done before, making them a bit more difficult. The Spubble assignment was a lot of fun and I enjoyed making that one a lot. The next one I did was a combo-photo assignment which was more intense and a bit challenging to find images that complimented each other. The vacation collage post I did was my favorite with how it turned it out and I had the most fun making it. It was easy to accomplish and somewhat relaxing to do. Lastly, the Can You See What I See project was interesting but a bit boring. I liked the outcome since it was something I had never done before but it wasn’t my favorite compared to the other assignments.

I also made separate tutorials for each assignment instead of including them within each blog post. Which can be viewed here:

The photo safari was fun but very frustrating because of how difficult it was to achieve the criteria. It was fun to do it under pressure and push myself to see what I could accomplish.

I enjoyed Visual Storytelling because it was a very different way to look at storytelling. I have enjoyed the opportunity to try new techniques and see what I can do. I also am not a very creative person so having this chance to use the creativity I have and seeing what I can accomplish was very rewarding. Some of the techniques, however, some of the techniques were very frustrating and made this less enjoyable but it was still very rewarding to overcome those challenges. It was a bit harder than I expected because I assumed it would have been just taking pictures and not editing them and manipulating them to fit different stories.

Daily Creates

MIDWEEK SUMMARY

This week was a bit of a struggle since I have never used some of these sites or been asked to create my own domain, blog website, or even embed media. That being said, it was a difficult couple of days but very rewarding in the end when I figured out how to work the apps. I struggled the most with embedding the media into my post because like I said I have never done that before. After struggling for awhile with it, I realized how to do it and saw it was quite simple.

I also had some issues with understanding some of the requirements and certain pages on the different websites so it was a bit difficult in the beginning to create a strong foundation. However, once I figured out how to finagle that websites, it got a lot easier to use them and understand them.

Setting up my domain was quite simple because the directions talked you through how to do it, there was a bit of unease with not knowing if I did it right, and I still have some of that unease but I believe I did the best I could. Setting my blog actually took two tries because I did it once without setting up my domain and realized that was incorrect and had to start it over. Other than those issues it was pretty easy and actually quite fun. Setting up the social media was very easy to me because I already had a twitter and YouTube account and Flickr and Sound Cloud were pretty self explanatory.

Customizing my blog was very exciting to me because I was looking forward the most to being creative. I changed the theme and then the colors of the theme to reflect my aesthetic and while I was worried of messing the entire blog page up, I didn’t and it turned out looking pretty cute in my opinion.

This all was completely new to me which made it really difficult and time consuming in the beginning because I was having to teach myself how to use everything and understand how they work. After figuring out how to use everything I’ve become very excited for this class because I believe it will push me but also be very rewarding.

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