20 minute capture

  • Black and white photographs are a classic look.
  • Take a picture that reminds you of your childhood
  • Take a picture that represents wildness.
  • Make a picture of death (but don’t kill anything in doing so).
  • llustrate attraction in a photograph today.
  • Make a photo of something you wear coat, gloves, scarf, hat, you name it!
  • Forced perspective – make something small look big, or big look small.

My room turned out to be the perfect place for this activity. I was a bit nervous about this assignment at first, because I’m pretty picky and a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to taking photos, but I ended up really loving this assignment specifically because it made me think quickly and challenged me with something I love to do (photography). I also love editing photos; I used VSCO, which is an app I also use for my own personal photos for things such as social media posts. I’ve been using it since middle school and it has never failed me. For nearly all the photos, I edited the contrast, exposure, saturation, highlight, tint, added filters, and I also added grain to the black and white one. I hope you enjoy my photos!

(time: 12:51 – 1:07 pm)

P.S. – I rearranged them from the original list and started with my most favorite photo to my least favorite.

One: Death



 I originally was going to use this framed butterfly as the photo that reminded me of my childhood (since I’ve got it as a gift from the aunt when I was really young), but I realized a few minutes after that this was a representation of death, but it’s beautiful in a way at the same time. I absolutely love this photo because of the meaning this decor has, and the color of the butterfly. I think the vibrant aqua (I’m not sure what to even call the color) of the butterfly is super unique and everyone always compliments me on it and asks if it’s real (which of course it is). I know that I’ll always have this hanging up where ever I call home.

Two: Wildness 


   I recently purchased this tapestry off of Amazon because the wall in behind it was completely bare, and I’ve always wanted to own a tapestry. It was relatively inexpensive, ($20), and of good quality for that price. I really sense of aspect of wildness in many different parts of this—it screams “nature” to me, and nature is pretty wild itself. From the wild horse, to the bare person on it, the wild flowers and beautiful sun, I think this fit the challenge perfectly.

Three: Childhood

The pointe shoes are a perfect way to represent my childhood because one of the biggest influences for me while growing up was dance. I started dancing when I was 3 years old and continued until my freshman year of college. I’ve done nearly every type of dance you can imagine–hip hop, ballet, pointe, jazz, lyrical, modern…the list really goes on. Dance was so many things to me – it was exercise and kept me healthy, but it was also a way to express myself artistically. It taught me how to work on a team, how to be hardworking even when you feel like giving up, I met some of my best friends for life, and had so many experiences that I will remember forever!

Four: Attraction

   I struggled a bit at first with this, but then my psychology trained brain started to think about social norms. I thought, what do people deem as attractive? What do people use to make sure they fit into society’s typical standards of attractiveness? That lead me to think about women specifically, and soon enough my brain lit up with “makeup and perfume!”. Women are expected to appear and present themselves a certain way – attractive (which sometimes they use makeup for), smelling nice, etc. So I grabbed a few of my makeup products, my perfume, and used the lighting that was coming in through my blinds to capture this photo.

Five: Size

This photo was taken on my Polaroid camera, so I made a small picture look like a regular sized one! My friend Maria is to the left of me, and Z is on the right, while John is peeping up from the back. Z is currently in London studying abroad (if you see this Z, I miss you) and Maria is my suite mate currently. I’ve known all three of them since freshman year, and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. My ride or dies for life 🙂

Six: Wear

I chose to take a picture of my yellow vans simply because it’s my favorite color. I like how the lighting from my blinds makes the shoes look. Also, peep my Queen poster in the background!

Seven: B&W

I’ve always wanted to learn how to do stitch work and think it looks awesome, so when I found this decor at Target I was in love. I think it’s my least favorite only because black and white photos aren’t ones that I particularly like/ever do.

Let me know what you think of the photos!

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