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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



With Lightroom



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.


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Hamilton…. Thingy

Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.

“In New York you can be a new man”

  • The idea that if you travel to a new place and try to start again in a new world showed that many people and immigrants have the chance to have a new life. This influenced them to attempt to cross seas and have another chance.


Disparities in power alter the balance of relationships between individuals and between societies.

And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted away
Across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up
Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of
The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter”

  • Hamilton was born into the lower class of society and it was hard for him to get certain needs such as food. In any other environment, Hamilton might not have been the founding father of the USA as he didn’t have to “beg, steal, borrow, or barter”


Collective identity is constructed and can change over time.

“How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence impoverished in squalor, grow up to be a hero and a scholar?”

  • Hamilton started off as a very poor person, with nothing and no one to help him. People who were close to him started to pass away and he was left with nothing. The fact that he became a founding father of the USA, shows that his identity has changed tremendously.


The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.

“Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned, our man saw his future drip dripping down the drain. Put a pencil to his temple connected it to his brain and he wrote his first refrain a testament to his pain.”

I am not exactly sure,  but I believe this means that although Hamilton had a very hard life, He was able to turn it into something good by writing stories to help him with his pain.


Independent Investigation #1




Week 11, Post #5 In-depth!

Oh, my goooodness! The jump from week 7 to week 11 has been hectic for me!

My mentor, Garry, and I have been meeting twice every week for an hour to two hours each session. Most of the time we talk on the go as we are always moving between photography locations. Last Thursday, Garry and I spent 10 hours together and went over all of Vancouver to take pictures of architecture, water, bridges, and some great long exposure of the ocean and the sunset. He has been amazing and I have taken some fantastic photos that will be perfect for In-Depth night. Although Garry is my mentor, I feel like we have become really good friends and I hope to keep in contact with him after this all ends.

Please view my photos on Flickr as the more views I receive will allow my photos to be more noticed by larger and more professional photographers.


  1. What kinds of learning opportunities does the mentor provide to expose you to new learning?

Garry and I have constantly emailed each other back and forth whether it’s talking about our next meeting or just websites for outstanding photography. He has been really helpful with exposing different perspectives and certain “rules” that will make my photos ten times better!

  1. What kinds of learning opportunities exist to reinforce new learning?

There are a lot of learning opportunities that I could use to assist with my photography skills. Some very easy and free opportunities are looking at other peoples work! Many people post their photos online on Flickr and that could improve my photos quite a bit. I could also join a specific course that teaches photography but that might not completely work as I need more of an artistic point of view.

  1. What kinds of opportunities exist that might accelerate learning?

My mentor has suggested many times to get a software called Adobe Lightroom. Lightroom is an application where you can edit and further enhance your photos. It will allow me to produce better photos that will could potentially be published. It does cost a bit for a subscription but a few days ago I had just purchased it for a minimum of three months. If it shows that it’s worth the money, I will renew it and continue to use it.

  1. When you get together what do you talk about?

When Garry and I meet we try our best to not talk the entire time, but instead go out and apply our earlier knowledge. When I say this, I mean that Garry and I talked for the first few meetings and after we have just been going around and taking photos. When we do talk on the run, I like to ask him about his past experiences and where he goes to take photos. In exchange, I tell him about the TALONS program and all the learning we do.

  1. What is going particularly well in your mentoring relationship right now?

Something that is going EXTREMELY well and I mean extremely, is the amount of communication that is occuring. We meet twice every week almost every week. As I said before, we email each other a lot and sometimes even call! When we meet face to face, both he and I are very open and just talk as if we have known each other for a longer amount of time.

  1. What are you learning about one another?

I have just started to learn how much time Garry spends on photography. He has really taken this as a passion and as a lifelong hobby. As for me, he stated last week that he actually has learned how much of a fast learner I am!  I also think he is learning about my personality and my perspective in photography.