A Snapshot of My Favorite Class

Hi everyone, it’s Noelia! This week I want to highlight one of my favorite classes here at Catholic U. Last semester, I was able to take an incredible class called Introduction to Digital Photography and Photoshop as part of my major in media studies minor in video production. This class has been my favorite class at Catholic U. because I learned so much about the basics of the camera and about creativity in photography. This class pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of by helping me appreciate the beauty in the small, day-to-day moments.

During class, we walked around campus to take pictures and made life at Catholic U. into art. Our professor pushed us all to think outside of the box and photograph what most people would overlook. After learning about composition and the inner mechanisms of the camera, I can now appreciate photography so much. I also learned how to manage my time wisely when it comes to creative ventures, and I discovered how to navigate tight deadlines and limited time for seemingly daunting projects. 

By the end of the class I was able to build a real online portfolio of my best pictures. Our professor also provided a free museum print of our best picture which served as one of the major grades in the class. One of our most interesting projects was actually off-campus. We went to Georgetown and took pictures of the regular day-to-day life of people using drastic shutter speeds. I saw myself and my artistry grow in just one semester. I am so grateful to Catholic U. and my professor for providing me with such an incredible experience as a student.

Check out my portfolio here: https://veras61.wixsite.com/mysite-1

–Noelia V.

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