In the fall of 2016, I began to get more involved in photography. In my introductory course, I learned how to effectively use a DSLR camera and how to edit my photos with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. From my photos, I wanted to show that I learned a broad array of skills from taking photos of urban landscapes, people, and macro-esque photos. After my classroom experience, I built on those skills in my consequent internships and in personal endeavors.
The Mixed-Media photos are from my mixed media course. I took photos from my study abroad experience in Morocco and the surrounding area and edited them in Photoshop with other photos using a variety of tools to take what I wanted from each photo. For the three with the same color palette and background texture, they were edited with a paint texture I created physically, recorded digitally, and inverted the color with Photoshop blending modes. Using my photos from study abroad was a conscious choice to relay how I felt from coming back to the United States after being in Morocco; therefore, I combined urban landscapes of the closest city with the photos I had taken for my personal use in Morocco. Many of the works I created in the mixed media course were accepted into the student juried show that spring as well.
For my May term abroad at Oxford University in 2018, I took many photos which were then used as promotional material for future trips. While these were taken primarily for my personal use, the director of the trip enjoyed them and wanted to use them as advertising for future trips for the Honors Program, with which this trip was aligned.