I’m taking two photography classes this semester: the first one is an Introduction to Photography. The cool thing about this class is that we’ll only take photos with film cameras; that’s why the subtitle of the class is “Welcome to the analog world.” We’ll learn how to develop film stock (hopefully what I learned last semester in my 16mm filmmaking class will be helpful!) and print our images out. Also, since we’ll use b/w film stock with 400 ISO, I decided to buy a second hand Canon film SLR camera (a picture coming soon.) Isn’t it cool?
“Small Town USA: HIllsborough NC” is my second class and it’s a documentary photography course. In this case we’ll use digital cameras but the particularity of the course is that we have a general topic (the town of Hillsborough) and we have to narrow it for our final projects which will be exhibited in a fair in Hillsborough at the end of April.
Every time I go to this six-thousand-person town I do three things: I have lunch at Hillsborough BBQ Company, get chocolate as dessert at Matthew’s, and go for a walk at the trail of Air Mount. Thus, my final project for this second class may be related either to one of these places or to the three of them.
Today we went on a tour to Hillsborough and the mayor explained to us its amazing relevance in the history of the United States. In order to practice for both of my photography classes, I did an experiment today: I set up the ISO of my digital camera for 400 and took a b/w street photography of my classmates wandering around Hillsborough:
As you can see, I’m already quite excited about this semester!…