I can honestly say that these two  weeks have been beyond busy for me, and I’m very stressed with everything going on right now, but sometime along these two stressful weeks, I’ve been able to work on in-depth. Although I may have not done as much these two weeks as I have done before, I’ve honestly tried my best to work along with my theory exam preparations and school work, and I think I’ve been able to maintain my work load to a decent amount as well as meeting up with Lucien.

These two weeks have taught me one very important thing: I have to make sure to save every chance I have because computer and IPad apps almost always seem to crash and I lose all my work. I’ve had some troubles saving some of my work when my computer or iPad turn slow and I would get frustrated and stop working altogether for the day, only to work again the next day. I guess this has been a good strategy for me because when I try to work out of frustration, I never end with good results and just taking a break for the day really helped me develop better ideas, and calm down from frustration.

It hasn’t been really hard meeting up with my mentor because I’m friends with his daughter but what I find is the most difficult is that he lives in surrey and that means crossing the toll bridge every time and a long drive. Lucien and I have gotten along really well and he mainly helps with my photography and camera functions. We sometimes get into problems about my camera not working well, but besides minor things, Lucien and I have been very successful.

What I feel is working well for me right now is my ideas. I’ve been getting some great ideas of what to edit and every week, I end up thinking of something new. My ideas have been leaning towards surreal type of images rather than photo shopping someone’s face or  body. I’ve also felt that the apps I’ve been using are very successful in my images especially light leaks ad filters. However, I have been having some troubles with the weather because I’ve been wanting to take pictures when the weather was nice, but all it’s been doing lately is rain. I can’t really control the weather so I’m hoping that during spring break in Mexico, I’ll be able to take some good photo’s. I’ve also been wanting to buy a tripod to help take steadier photo’s that are easier to edit on the layering and to be able to do that, ill have to ask my parents if they are willing. I’m hoping that I’m able to over come the obstacles and I would love it if people gave me some ideas on what I should edit next!

 

Here is some of my work:

 

quite difficult to do but fantastic results
quite difficult to do but fantastic results
the original photo does not have any filter or light leaks
the original photo does not have any filter or light leaks
thought it would be funny to compare my change with a collage
thought it would be funny to compare my change with a collage
easy picture done with layering
easy picture done with layering