I would like to say that these last 5 weeks have flown by, but they kind of haven’t. there were a lot of moments that I wanted to just throw in the towel because I didn’t think I was skilled enough for some of the assignments. But I stuck through it and I’m pretty satisfied with my work. While the weeks didn’t exactly always fly by, there were only a few moments when I wasn’t having fun with what I was doing.

We started off this course by building our own websites. This wasn’t entirely new to me as that’s what my dad does for a living and he’s taught me some stuff along the way, but it still seemed pretty daunting. After many hours of failure, I eventually got the hang of it.

The first week was focused on the visuals of storytelling. The visual assignments were some of my favorites as I love photography and already had some 4,000 photos that I’ve taken over the years, as well as Photoshop and Lightroom, at my disposal.

From the visuals of storytelling, we moved on to the design aspect of storytelling. These assignments were also a bit daunting as I’ve never been very good at designing things from scratch, but upon learning more about why things are designed they way they are, I was able to apply some of those concepts to my own work.

For weeks 3 and 4, we focused on audio and video respectively. The audio assignments also seemed scary, but I got the hang of it and actually really enjoyed it! I would like to say the same of the video assignments, but those stayed scary all the way through. They did get progressively less scary as I experimented with video more, though.

Overall, I learned a lot and had a lot of fun with this class. I will definitely be experimenting with the aspects of storytelling that I hadn’t experimented with before taking this class and I can’t wait to see how my photography will change after all I’ve learned,

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