October 3, 2009 - 5:00 PM
For the past two days, I have been taking photos for my digital imaging class. Our first assignment is to take 80 photos of objects, indoor, and outdoor spaces. For me, photographing is such a beautiful art form. Although one maybe copying an image with a click of a button, a true photographer can only be successful if they are able to provoke emotions, and care about the aesthetic quality of the object.
Apparently in the next class, we are going to merge the photos into a new image using photoshop. I have yet to figure out what the professor wants specifically, but the class seems to be very interesting so far. I'm really excited to see how this project turns out, since I've never really worked too much with manipulating images in photoshop.
At noon, I went out on my photo excavation with two other students, my boyfriend who happens to be in the same class, and a Korean Student that I had just met. In one way or another, the passion of taking photos overcame us all. We began stopping every few paces to photograph parked bikes, rocks, flowers, and doors. Everything we saw became a potential piece of artwork. What would have been a 10 minute walk towards the river, became an hour long stroll.
We ended up over at Millrace, which is still a part of the campus. Many art studio classes are taught here, and I can't explain how much I adore this side of campus. The rows of small white buildings remind me of a small town, complete with wooden picnic tables and a class garden called Urban Farm. I love strolling through the garden with all the abundant flowers, fruit and vegetables that flourish in the fall. We spent the majority of the time taking pictures around the garden before we had to leave because of the rain. Unfortunately, the plan for that day was to walk along the river near Autzen Stadium. I really wanted to get some shots of the water, and maybe find a duck or two. I guess I'll have more updates on my pursuit along the river bank.