New habits mean new challenges

1/30/13

Using Photoshop, cameras and other electronics might seem like a slice of cake to some people, but for me they are nothing more than a mere challenge.  This week in J2150 I came to the realization that this class will push me into a lot of directions I have not yet been before.  As I shared in my last blog a new semester means new habits, but I’m also realizing it means new challenges too. 

In our first J2150 lecture we were taught how to use a camera tri-pod. I never thought a three legged figure would seem so complicated!  I had to take notes on how to work it, and even got a bit nervous hearing Professor Rice say this was the most common piece of equipment for students to break.  Needless to say this was just one reminder of the struggles that potentially lie ahead. 

On Tuesday, in J2150 lab, we were shown how to work the D7000 cameras.  Although I have seen these cameras before, I did not realize how many functions go into one little object.  I was a bit overwhelmed learning how to work all the buttons, but also excited that we get the opportunity to use such a nice camera.  My true test with this equipment will come up in the next couple of days as I start our seeing red assignment.  Although I am a bit stressed by all the new things I am leaning in this class, I am excited to try new things that could potentially help me in my future career.

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