Far left: Chris Olson(mom) Middle front: Me Middle back: Eric Olson(dad) Far right: Amanda Olson(sister)
This year as an independent study student I learned that coming up with projects is hard. In the beginning of this class I was asked to come up with some ideas for projects to do. At first I thought it was going to be easy. I put down stuff like dogs and flowers, but then I thought to myself, the only dogs I was probably going to take pictures of was my own. Flowers become my only semi creative project. I tried to figure out a way to make it more intresting so, I did some macro flower pictures. I still had to come up with more ideas. I came up with the idea to take a pictures of a flower growing but then it snowed and the flower I was taking a picture of died. At this point I didnt know what to do so I started taking pictures of places I was going like the beach or pictures of random things in my backyard. When 4th quarter came I was asked to come up with even more ideas. I tried to make my ideas more creative then 3rd quarder so I looked at other photograghers pictures. I came up with more intresting ideas like things infront of the sun or flowers in ice. Overall I think my photos turned out how I wanted. I think being an independent studey student brought out the creative person in me and I hope people that love photography in high school do it. It definatly has made me a better photographer. I will definatly continue photograph throughout my life.