In Depth #3 – Life Cycle of a Blow Fly

Currently, In Depth is going smoothly. I have been continuously attending classes on forensic entomology at SFU, while Caitlin has been going to classes concerning forensic science. This week, we’ve begun learning about the life cycle of a blow fly and will continue to learn about how the blow fly relates to forensic science.

One thing I’ve found interesting in class, is that while estimating time of death, you don’t give a maximum (at least my mentor doesn’t). I was confused at first, but as my mentor continued her lesson, it made a lot of sense. Insects tell you a lot about the body and the stage of life they are at can often tell you how long they’ve been on that body. However, there is a time span where the insects have NOT yet reached the body and there is no way to know how much time has passed. Additionally, I learned that there are many variables that can significantly impact the estimation. Rain, temperature, and whether the victim has been physically exerting themselves before their death, all play a role in estimating the time of death and can heavily change the result if they are not factored into observations.

Working towards having a beautiful mind has once again proved difficult for me. As I’ve mentioned before, the aspects of having a beautiful mind focus on scenarios where you’re a part of a conversation. In the book it states that without the aspects of having a beautiful mind, the “other person might as well be giving a lecture” (3-4). Unfortunately, my mentor is quite literally giving a lecture. However, I did feel aspects of the 4 tips below while attending lectures and if not, I’ve definitely felt these in day to day conversations.

 

#2 to ask for clarification whenever you are unclear or in doubt about something the mentor tells you or shows you.

During the lectures, people in the class often raise their hands and ask clarifying questions or questions that lead to other topics. While listening to my mentor answer these questions, the concept becomes much clearer to me, even if I’ve thought that I understand it. After class, I’ve asked clarifying questions as well. From these experiences, it is evident that questions are important to making sure one’s learning and understanding is solid and comprehensive, not only during conversations, but during classes and lectures as well!

 

#3 to support a point your mentor makes with additional facts, figures, evidence etc.

When presenting lectures, my mentor always backs up their points with evidence, whether it be with specific cases or data. This evidence makes the point easier to understand. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to support my mentor’s points with evidence of my own, as I don’t have much previous learning about the specific subject. However, in conversations with other people, when I find an example that matches with their point, it becomes much clearer and easier to understand, as I’m presenting something that I already have previous knowledge of.

 

#5 to share a personal story that illustrates the conversation topic.

It’s definitely a struggle to find a personal story that aligns with the topic of forensic entomology. I did hear a lot of personal stories from my mentor, but I myself have not worked on blow flies in a lab or examined a dead body! However, in my personal life, if a conversation topic is something I have previously experienced, I can relate with the topic on a personal level, making me much more engaged in the conversation. For example, running in the rain. If I recall a personal experience of running in the rain, I have firsthand experience I can speak about and add to the conversation.

 

#10 to modify an idea to make it more acceptable to yourself and to make it stronger or more practical.

Once again, it’s hard to modify an idea if I don’t know much about the topic! If my mentor is speaking about a research method that they prefer, I don’t have the sufficient background knowledge to step in and say I would modify a certain aspect of the research process to make it fit for me. However, I have used this tip many times! Whether it be in research, where I take a method and alter it to fit my situation or during a conversation where someone presents an idea and I add onto it, changing and modifying ideas is something I do often. For example, during adventure trip planning or leadership event planning, we always present ideas to each other. During the planning process, we take those ideas and build upon them, adding suggestions and omitting certain aspects to make the idea grander than before.

 

Hopefully, when Caitlin and I begin to prep our final presentation, I will be able to utilize these tips in conversations with my mentor! For now, I must first gain the base knowledge needed to create this final presentation.

In Depth #2 – Livor Mortis & Saponification

It’s already week three of In Depth! Caitlin and I have met with our mentor once so far. We’ve attended lectures at SFU on forensic entomology and forensic science. Caitlin and I have decided on a system where she attends the Thursday classes on forensic science and I attend the Friday lectures on forensic entomology. We’ve shared our notes and have slowly begun assimilating the background knowledge required to learn our skill.

In the forensic entomology classes I’ve been attending, we’ve gone over the general applications of entomology, how insects relate to time of death, the processes of a body after death, and a little bit about insects themselves. According to my mentor, the next few classes will be about the insect life cycle and then we will move onto case studies.

Some things I’ve found particularly intriguing is Livor Mortis and Saponification. Livor Mortis is when the heart stops pumping your blood, causing all of your blood to fall to the lowest points of your body. These areas turn dark red and the blood clots, or dries in that area. However, let’s say you were sitting when you died and stayed in that position for a while after your death. The bottom of your thighs would have pressure on them, constricting the vessels there. This means that blood cannot flow there. So while other parts of your body will be dark red, the bottom of your thighs will be white, due to the lack of blood there. Using this, we can often see the position that someone has been in after their death!

Saponification happens when the body has been in a moist and anaerobic area. Due to saponification, the skin begins to have a weird texture, which my mentor described as ‘feta cheese and wet putty’. However, when the skin dries, it turns chalky. The way water impacts the body after death is intriguing! When we stay in water, the only noticeable change is the wrinkling of skin in our fingertips. Saponification is something I had never heard of before.

Concerning the three aspects of having a beautiful mind, I found it difficult to do so. In the book it states that without these three aspects, the “other person might as well be giving a lecture” (3-4). The problem here is, my mentor is quite literally giving a lecture. I can’t agree, disagree, or differ with her, as her lectures are filled with facts and scientific information, not opinions or suggestions. However, what I can do, is find which suggestions in the book that I think I need the most work on.

 

“Genuinely seek to find points of agreement in what the other person is saying”

The key word that stood out to me in this sentence, was genuinely. In arguments or even during simple conversations, if someone has a differing opinion, I will look for a way to agree with them. However, even while I am trying to find things I agree with, my heart isn’t fully into the task. I don’t want to agree, which causes me to put less effort into finding similar points. So this is something I definitely have to keep in mind!

 

“You may need to point out errors of logic or to show that a conclusion does not necessarily follow from what went before”

I recently participated in a debate competition, so disagreeing is definitely on my mind! When disagreeing with people, sometimes I find it hard to explain why I disagree. It becomes frustrating when the other person can’t see the very obvious flaw in their logic. However, this flaw may not be obvious to them. I have to work on explaining and pointing out where the other person seems to be incorrect, instead of expecting someone to see the flaws in their argument, just because I’ve said they are incorrect.

 

“Seek to reconcile the differences and then agree to differ on what cannot be reconciled”

I often have a competitive and aggressive mindset where I make a conversation about differing opinions into a debate. I need to keep in mind that opinions can coexist, and that two people can have two different opinions and views on a single thing.

 

All of the above tips to having a beautiful mind are things I need to keep in mind throughout my daily life. Hopefully, as Caitlin and I begin to build our final presentation for In Depth, I will be able to utilize these tips in discussions with my mentor!

Sign Language – In Depth Post #2

Start up weeks are always slow, and I haven’t been able to meet up with my mentor yet, my progress has been slow. Since I haven’t met with my mentor face to face it has been a bit hard to incorporate the first three aspects of How to Have a Beautiful Mind, because there has been no sort of disagreement or difference in opinion yet.  I have been able to incorporate one of the three aspects though and that is how to agree. When making plans to meet up with my mentor through her busy schedule I was able to use guideline #7, see if there are any circumstances in which the other person’s views might be right; originally I asked to meet up twice a week for about an hour each because I didn’t want to take up too much of her time. When she later responded she said “Though I understand this is an assignment, two hours a month is not a lot of time to practice,” and that we could meet up more then twice a month. I completely agreed with her in this situation and saw how her views were right. I didn’t think we needed to meet up more then twice a month but for a longer period of time, so now we have agreed our sessions together will be about two hours long and if we need more or less time we will discuss when the time comes.

Though I haven’t had my mentors guidance yet, I have been able to use other sources to expand my knowledge. I have memorized random signs such as apple, mom and dad, please, thank you, sorry, and many others. I have also memorized the alphabet and numbers 1-10. Now even though I have memorized random signs, they don’t do me much good without knowing how to put them into sentences. When I meet up with my mentor she will teach me more commonly used signs for conversations and help start getting those signs into sentences. I am ready for what is to come and excited to delve deeper into the world of sign language.

Intro to sign language

For in depth this year, I am going to learn American sign language (ASL). There are many different types of sign language but ASL is the most commonly used in Canada and the United States. Sign language is a visually conveyed language that is used for the deaf who cannot hear auditory languages. While some deaf do learn to read lips and speak, sign language is the easiest option of communication. Signs are specific hand moments that represent a word, one wrong movement and you could be saying a completely different word. Even though sign language is portrayed through movements of the body, it should not be confused with body language.

I am wanting to learn this because even though it won’t come up as frequently as being able to speak another language, you never know when you encounter someone who is unable to hear and/ or speak and being able to communicate with them would be an amazing experience. I also have an idea for a career path and with that career path I may need to know how to communicate with people who only know sign language. Also, personally if ASL could be a class and count as a language like French or Spanish, I would definitely take that as my language course.

 

In-depth Finale

 

I can’t believe in-depth is already coming to a close. It feels like only days ago that I was presenting my project for grade nine, and here I am doing it for the last time as a grade ten. Although I am extremely excited to show what I have accomplished over the past term for in-depth, I’m also sad to know that this is the final big TALONS project I get to participate in. That being said, I’m already thinking about how much fun it’ll be coming back as an alumni, and seeing all of the to-be grade ten’s in-depths, and the new grade nines as well.

Over the course of the year, I have learned how to make melodies, how to relate notes to songs, how to manipulate the tempo of a song to convey feeling through music and not only through lyrics. I would say that this year’s in-depth is ultimately a success. I’m very pleased with how much I’ve learned in such a short amount of time, and I’m not planning on slowing down anytime soon.

For my presentation, I have decided to team up with Val. Since we’re both doing music for our in-depths, it just makes sense to make a track and present together so we have double the time on stage. In addition to the technical benefits, I’m also excited to see what she’s learned through her in-depth (and vice-versa) and how we use and apply those skills to the making of our song. However, instead of using our entire presentation time to present our song, we have decided to use half of the time (1:30) to quickly show some of the production and thinking process, hopefully to provide insight on how making music isn’t easy as it seems (I too have learned this through my in-depth), use the other half of our time to present a snippet of our song. I am hoping that I will be able to transfer some of the skills I had learned through last year’s in-depth (film production) to help us create the most time-effective and concise way of showing our process in 1:30. In addition, I will be using my previous skills of graphic design to help design an album cover and aesthetic for our song.

The song that I have written (and Val is producing) is called Cornerstone, and focuses on someone not keeping their promises and learning your self-worth. The main melody follows an this pattern (using non-traditional chord shapes):

D C# F# E – C# E D / D C# F# E – C# E C# / D C# F# E  – C# E D – D G E

[Note: Non-traditional chord shapes just means that the way I position my hand on the guitar doesn’t play a full chord/isn’t common in songs.] It’s an up-beat song with a life lesson sort of theme (if that makes any sense) and also features synthetic as well as organic (real-life) instruments.

Since this is my first song ever, I’m really nervous (but also excited) to hear what everyone thinks. Playing/performing someone else’s song in front of an audience is one thing, but sharing your emotions and being vulnerable to a large group of people, most I don’t even know, is a little big scary.

Now that I’m thinking about it, this experience is a whole whirlwind of emotions. I’m excited to make new music, nervous to share it, and ultimately sad to see my last year of TALONS pass me by so quickly. I remember being at orientation in grade nine, and now my journey is almost complete. Where did the time go?

In-depth #3 // Week Five

In-depth blog post #3

Progress: Since my last post, Sam has set me up with an interview with a really experienced producer named Chris Holmes. He has produced and mixed many songs for artists high up in the industry such as Katy Perry, blink-182, and Owl City. I developed a set of questions that I was curious about and sent them to him over email. He sent back very thoughtful answers in which I have attached below.


 

Questions to Chris Holmes:

  • Do you have any tips on how you can change the mood of a song based solemnly on the tone? For example, if I have lyrics to a song that are sad, is there a way I can turn that into a party song?
  • What specific elements does a song need in order for it to stand out to you?
  • Do you ever get blocks when producing music and if so, what are some things you do to overcome them?
  • In your opinion what parts of the music making process are the most time-consuming/the most difficult?
  • Are there any specific things you would recommend I do in order to get my name out and make more connections in the field?

 

Do you have any tips on how you can change the mood of a song based solemnly on the tone? For example, if I have lyrics to a song that are sad, is there a way I can turn that into a party song?

This ia a big complicated question to answer, but the short answer is it’s quite possible.

When it comes to song writing, the chords and key you choose to use will affect the overall mood of the song far

more than the lyrics.

As an example if you were to write a song in Cmajor, you could pretty easily make a song thats decently happy just

by choosing the standard I , IV , vi , V progression.

This would involve 3 major chords and one minor in the middle.Conversely, if we did a song in C minor, that arrangement

would invert and you’d have more minor chords.

I would also argue that instrumentation plays a huge part in the mood of a song. Tempo of course matters as well.

Traditionally sad songs were always slower, while happier party songs are usually up tempo. Basically every party anthem you hear on the radio now is roughly around 128bpm.

 

What specific elements does a song need in order for it to stand out to you?

Basically breaks down into three key components:

Strong hooky melody : You need something people will sing along to and remember. That’s really the only thing that matters in the long run.

Relatable lyrics : much like the first point, the lyrics will tie a person to a song and make them feel connected to it.

Modern Production : This third one is hard to describe, but basically a well crafted arrangement with suitable song structure, and sparse but powerful production. If you listen to any Max Martin produced songs (google him if you don’t know who he is!) he always has the bare minimum tracks he can put into a song, but each sound is specifically crafted and perfect for the track.

 

Do you ever get blocks when producing music and if so, what are some things you do to overcome them?

All. The. Time. I’d say I have creative blocks

more than I don’t. For me in this period of my career it’s more about having fun and letting the art happen. I can’t really force it anymore, so a large part of my time is spent helping other people get the most out of their music. I find other creative outlets

that are non music related to reinvigorate my creative flow and makes it easier to keep moving forward.

 

In your opinion what parts of the music making process are the most time-consuming/the most difficult?

Tracking real musicians. It’s an incredibly rewarding experience, but the amount of work that goes into recording real drums as an example is kind of ridiculous. It’s very time consuming to tune a kit, set up microphones, get sounds, and then rely entirely on another person to play the parts correctly.

The second most time consuming thing is the editing/compiling portion. Putting together pieces, fixing words, adding samples to drums, tuning vocals…all this kind of stuff is very time consuming.

Are there any specific things you would recommend I do in order to get my name out and make more connections in the field?

Start making records/songs immediately, and NETWORK. The music business, regardless of where you live or what you do, is based on relationships.

The common theme among young producers is to work alone on their laptop, but you grow far more from collaboration.

Meet people, work with people, write music with other people. These are the things that will help grow your visibility

in whatever market you choose to venture into.

 

Do you have any tips you can give me as an aspiring artist in the industry?

You could basically copy and paste my answer from the question above as I think it still applies, but my biggest piece of advice would be: Understand what it is you’re trying to do and understand that it’s an incredible amount of work. I would say 90% of artists want to be “famous” without doing any work, or they assume that X person they worship didn’t work that hard to get where they are. Most successful artists spent 5-10 years grinding every day before they got to the caliber of musician/performer they needed to be to get noticed.

Social media is incredibly important as well, and knowing how to properly release music as well. In a nutshell, you have to be business minded as much as you are creative minded. People get very attached to their art, and without the wiggle room to adapt and adjust, most people simply fail.


Questions:

1. (1) What went particularly well during your mentoring sessions? Something that went well was the fact that we didn’t run out of things to talk about. My main fear for meeting with my mentor initially was that the conversation would be dry and wouldn’t flow naturally. I understand some mentor-mentee relationships lack that certain something that can make discussion interesting, but I am fortunate enough to have a mentor that I can not only relate to with general interests, but emotionally as a person. When I talk to Sam, I genuinely feel as though time is flying by and the two hours we spend discussing feels like twenty minutes.

2. (4) What logical challenges affected your communication?

  • Since my mentor lives in Montreal, there is quite a large time difference between us. To get around this, we have a predetermined time in which we can call every two weeks.
  • The distance between us also causes us to sometimes have a hard time communicating because of phone reception/connection.

3. (5) What three strategies could improve the quality of your mentoring  interactions?

  • Ideally, something that would strengthen our relationship would be the ability to meet in person and play music together. However, this is not completely realistic, but I think that knowing what music we’re each interested in and developing a more personal connection would benefit our relationship.
  • Something I could do to help improve our relationship would be working on understanding when to move on the the next topic/question. Sometimes we get so into a topic of conversation, I forget completely to ask the questions I had written out before hand. Of course it’s good to stray off into side topics because this could potentially lead to important points and ideas, but I need to work on learning how to ask to move on.
  • In addition, something that I can improve is letting Sam know that I am listening. Sometimes when I am processing information or thinking really hard about what she is saying, I get super quite and she thinks that the phone cut out. I could do saying things like “yes”, “yeah”, “right” etc. to let her know I am attentively listening.

Final In-depth Blog

It’s almost time for In-depth night and now, I am wrapping up the investigations aspect of the project. As I began preparing my learning center, I also wanted to make some cheese at home because I was unable to visit my mentor in these past two weeks. I went out and bought a small one-day cheese making kit. The kit came with everything I needed: the cheesecloth, citric acid, cheese salt, and instructions on how to make the farmers cheese but I had to buy the milk separately. The recipe called for half a gallon of milk but using my newly acquired stoichiometry skills, I was able to yield a wheel of cheese using a full gallon. After putting the milk in a large pot and putting that on the stove, I had to wait until it heated up to 185°F and then I could add the citric acid. If the milk is still cool, the curds wouldn’t form. Once I added the citric acid, the milk immediately began to split into the cheese curds and liquid whey. The whey smelt terrible. Once the curds cooked properly, I drained the whey and transferred the curds into the cheesecloth. Through gravitational forces, the cheese further drained and after half an hour, I added the cheese salt and pepper, mixed the curds, and wrapped the hot clump and places weight on top of it. Two hours in the fridge cooled the cheese down and after a long day, I finally made the farmers cheese. Luckily, I faced very little challenges through this process but I believe with better tools, I could’ve made the cheese look more appealing.

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For my learning center, I plan on serving the cheese that I made at home as well as the cheeses I made at the crafting facility. One challenge that came along the way was that some cheeses require a certain amount of aging and so I was restricted to which types I could make. I will explain the making of each cheese and why each taste is unique. I will also have a poster board containing the chemistry and procedure for making cheese. The poster will also include several pictures of my experience. In front of the poster, I will also display some of the raw ingredients that go into the making of cheese. Another idea I’m exploring is working with Connor to present something because he is making bread for his project. Overall, I’m very excited to show my learning and share something I made.

Indepth Post #6: Only a month away

In-depth is a month away and I’m already writing my final post of the year! With April May Juneeeee going past quickly, I accomplished many things since my last in-depth post.

 

First of all, I put my vision for the night of in-depth together. I changed my original idea because it would take too much time with other peers which would be hard to organize. At the start of in-depth, I wanted to present my composition live with the help of my friends in the music department. For the instruments where I couldn’t get anyone in the school, I would ask my orchestra friends to play their parts individually, record, and put together to show on the screen at in-depth. However, I quickly realized that this plan was not realistic, mainly for two reasons.

 

Playing orchestral compositions take a lot of fine tuning as a collective group. In VYSO, it’s hard enough trying to play the piece perfect as a group, nevertheless filming the pieces individually and trying to put them together using my computer! There would be too many components for me to handle such as rhyme, tempo, dynamics, and more. Also, this would take too much time which is not feasible with all the work on my plate currently.

 

Second of all, asking peers to play live would be difficult, especially because there is a limit to how much I can control the stage environment. Plus, I know that they have lots of things on their mind, and many of them said that they would want to do it, but don’t have the time to do so.

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Now, my alternate plan is to bring down the orchestral composition to a quartet level. This would work, because although I focused on orchestra composition throughout my project, composing for a quartet would be almost the same thing! I meet with my quartet every Saturday, so I could ask them easily to practice it, and record the group to showcase on in-depth. I planned on recording the composition without me in it, just the 1st and 2nd violin and cello, so that on in-depth night, while this is playing behind be, I could play my part on stage!

 

Progress wise, I have already created the piece to show on the night of in-depth. I had already thought of my presentation idea when creating the piece, so I just composed for a quartet instead of orchestra.

 

Here is the preview for it here: Only 30 seconds because I don’t want to spoil the song

 

quartet-composition Click the link to look at the score!

(I cut the document to only show the 30 seconds)

 

However, here is the whole core (Which is where everyone’s part is one page for the conductor to look at). 1 minute and a ½ is pretty lengthy, so in total, it’s about 10 pages. You can find the link to the score down below.

Indepth Night Quartet Composition Score

 

Get ready for some fire, indepth 2018!

The last in-depth post !

Recently I baked Cinnamon Buns and brought them into the class to share and receive feedback. The process of actually making the dough and spreading the cinnamon and sugar was way more interesting than making pillsbury ones. I made the dough, rolled it out into a flat square, put cinnamon and brown sugar on top, rolled the dough and toppings, and then cut the long roll into small cinnamon rolls. After that I let the buns rise and then baked them. When they came out of the oven I made an icing and put that on top. Voila!! Cinnamon buns!!

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Cinnamon Bun Review 

Name Stars/What do you like? Wishes/What could be done better?
Emily  The bread part had a great texture and the icing was good.  If there was more cinnamon in the filling, that would be good.
Charlotte  There was a good amount of icing! And the bread itself is very soft and moist, with a good feel. Maybe, as well as more flavour in the filler, a flavour in the bread? It was very good but it could have been more… exciting. An egg wash would also add more texture? 
Tori  The icing was super good!!!! Also the bread part was soft and yummyyy! There could have been a bit more cinnamon in between the layers.
Megan  It was really good consistency not to soft but not to hard.  Cook al the way through.  Icing was great.   More cinnamon would make it perfect.  I like the idea about adding raisins
Mackenzie  Very nice texture, and appearance. Tasted very good. Perfect amount of icing as well! Maybe a bit more cinnamon? Also, not necessary but I think adding some small apple chunks would make these legendary!!!
Michelle  Great visuals! Good flavour, perfect sweetness, and I really liked the icing.  Texture could be more soft/airy/chewy. 
Deon  The icing is so good if Lafayette was a cinnamon bun he would probably taste like this NEED MORE ICING!!!!!!!!! 

also the bread tasted plain a little but it okay more cinnamon 

Sam Your cinnamon buns were dense and delicious. I loved the way that the icing complimented the dough and imo there was just enough sweetness. 10/10 would eat again I would like to eat it hot? idk it was really good 

Also a more in-depth comment from Phia, who did cake baking for her in-depth last year:

Hello, as discussed, here is my feedback on your awesome cinnamon rolls!

4/5

Your cinnamon rolls were delicious! I know you thought they needed more cinnamon, but I didn’t think that was a big problem. Maybe try making another batch with more and see if you like it better? The rolls were more of a “bread-y” texture rather than a doughy texture, which I found new. The icing was lovely and I think it was my favourite part. I agree with Deon, I would have loved more icing! (Just hand me the entire tub and we’re good)

I looked at each comment and have come up with ways in which I can fix or try something new in the next cinnamon bun trial. Next week I will be baking them again, along with buns or a braided loaf. 


A challenge I have had over the last while is definitely the difficulty of finding time to bake. With school, water polo tournaments, and my mentor being in the hospital, it has been hard to bake as much as I want to. That being said, I am still finding ways to communicate with my mentor through technology and have been successful in the bread that I have baked. Other than the cinnamon buns, I also tried making a pepper and cheese loaf, different than the cheese loaf I have made before.

I still am loving the process of growing as a baker and trying new recipes. I am excited to continue to learn in the coming weeks! 


 

As for what I am going to do for in-depth I plan to share samples of 4+ different styles and types of bread. I will make sure there is plenty for people to taste. I will cut up the bread and put them on small plates / baskets for sampling. I will also have a poster board or some other type of info sharing, to let people know what types of bread I have made, ingredients, process, and qualities they should be looking for in each type of bread. I will include photos of the process and me baking as well. Me and Sid are also planning to work together on a cheese + bread collaboration.  I am also looking at having a three stage, interactive display of how to bake bread – showing the ingredients in raw form all the way to the finished product. This will give people sense of how ‘magical’ baking bread really is. 

Well thats all for now, thanks for reading and see you on In-depth night!!!  

In-Depth Post #6

Holy. It’s already the end of April and It’s just over a month until In-Depth Night! It’s now proven: Time flies when you’re learning! Since my last post, Garry and I have only met a couple of times as he was away in Oregon, shooting some fantastic subjects. We have recently met and he has demonstrated and tutored on a processing software called Lightroom. Lightroom has been a struggle at sometimes as it is absolutely essential to great photography. Doing a little bit of research, I have read that more than 70% of professional photographers edit and process their photos. Lightroom has enabled me to produce outstanding photographs but it’s just slight confusing. I am trying my best to learn and master all the controls of Lightroom so I can process my photos in less than 20 minutes.

 

Without Lightroom

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With Lightroom

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These photos look nothing alike but I swear on my life, they are!!

 

Sticking with my initial plan, I will present a one minute and thirty second video, displaying my best photos in a very chill and good vibe presentation. I will plan on having music playing with the video and edit the video so it changes photos with the beats of the music. (Thanks Digital Media!)

I am feeling really good about In-Depth, I think I have done quite well and I hope the outcome of my final product resembles the amount of work I have put into Photography.

 

Check out all my photos at,

https://www.flickr.com/photos/162840094@N04/with/40951340724/