I wanted to experience this trip to Paris and London because last spring I took an intro to photography class and fell in love photograph, and more specifically film photography. I had been into photography before the class, and really enjoyed taking digital photographs, but I had no idea the wonder of film photography until I took that class. Film photography has helped me to grasp the skills of photography and most importantly it has challenged me to bring intention and thought into capture an image. When I taken film pictures I think a lot about how I would like the picture to turn out, and what I am imagine I am trying to capture, more so than when I take digital photographs. Before this trip I really was using my digital camera more as just a point and shoot, and not really producing meaningful photographs. This trip allowed me to translate my skills learned on a film camera to a digital camera so that in all pictures that I take I have a purpose and vision. I still struggle sometimes with night photography and figuring out all the settings on my camera fast enough to get the picture I want just right, but I know that the more I practice the more I will understand and the more pictures I will have as a result. This trip has also evoked an inspiration to take more photographs because I realized how much photography is a preservative, a preservative of a moment, a memory. Photography will now be a way for me to journal my life through my own eyes.
For the last photo assignment, a day my life, I complied photographs that I took throughout a couple of days, mostly with just my iPhone. These photographs represented a day in my life because they showed the different adventures I go on, and I always try to do an adventure a day, even if its just a small one. The pictures also show experiences I partake in that are unusual for people my age, such as the ones of my chemotherapy drugs. And finally, the pictures show how I see, and what I think is interesting.