Collage: All About Me

I struggled so much with assignment because I’m not quite sure who I am as a person lol. I am also very indecisive:/

The first thing you might notice on my collage is the newspaper background. I specifically chose a New York times one because I plan on living in New York in the future. I also chose this specific newspaper because it talks about a man who created a sculpture with plastic, which I found fascinating but since its covered you can’t really see:(
 One of the images on my collage is a poster from “The Perks of being a Wallflower”, which is my favorite movie of all time. This movie has a special place in my heart. I can not express how much I love this movie. Seriously, I could go on and on about why I love this movie, but I won’t because If I did, I would have an entire essay by now. I also enjoyed the novel.
In my collage I have images some of my favorite artists, one of them being Joji. Joji has been one of my favorite artists for a long time now. I’ve watched him grow from being an internet personality to the amazing artist he is now. The first ever song I learned how to play on my ukulele was “worldstar money” by Joji. Speaking of playing ukulele, I also have an image of a ukulele on my collage. My ukulele is completely covered in stickers because I love stickers lol.
The “MAKE LOVE NOT WAR” image in the center is an anti-war slogan.  The reason I put this image is because I believe in love and equality. I also believe we must not allow other people’s limited perceptions to define us, and we should just respect everyone. I could go on and on about why I put this slogan and I also could go on about the other things I believe in, but we would be here for hours. Therefore, I believe we should all love and accept one another but because of the society we live in today that is almost impossible;)

Camera Modes

Automatic Mode allows your camera to use its best judgement to select shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, focus and flash to take the best shot that it can.

Portrait Mode helps keep your background out of focus, ensuring your subject is the only thing in focus.

Macro Mode lets you move closer into your subject to take a close-up picture.

Landscape Mode sets the camera up with a small aperture, ensuring the scene your photographing is in focus as much as possible.

Sports Mode attempts to freeze the action by increasing the shutter speed.

Night Mode is for shooting in low light situations and sets your camera to use a longer shutter speed to help capture details of the background, but it also fires off a flash to illuminate the foreground.

Movie Mode extends your digital camera from just capturing still images to capturing moving ones.

Aperture Priority Mode (A or AV) is a semi-automatic mode where you can choose the aperture and where your camera chooses the other settings to ensure you have a well-balanced exposure.

Shutter Priority Mode (S or TV) is like aperture priority mode but you select a shutter speed and the camera then chooses all the other settings.

Program Mode (P) gives you a little more control over some other features including flash, white balance, ISO, etc.

Manual Mode gives you full control over your camera, including all the settings.


  1. There are several types of lenses including: zooms, primes, macro, telephoto, fisheyes, etc.
  2.  The cost of the lens depends on numerous factors.
  3. Wide angles give a wide expensive view and can wrap you in the scene.
  4. Standard lenses tend to range from about 35mm up to around 85mm.
  5. Fisheyes can give a 180° field of view.
  6. Wide angles should be used when prominent foreground objects are present.
  7. More expensive lenses have a fixed aperture.
  8. Telephoto lenses are useful when it comes to shooting landscapes, sports, wildlife, and nature.
  9. Wide angles are useful in tricky areas, like small rooms, caves, etc.
  10. Less expensive lenses will generally have variable apertures.
  11.  Prime lenses are lenses that are just one focal length.
  12. Telephoto zooms are extremely useful for portraiture.
  13. Standard zooms are generally included in many SLR kits that come with lenses.
  14. A “fast” lens is usually one that has an aperture of f/4, f/2.8 or larger.
  15. Wide angles can drastically change your photography.
  16. Telephoto lenses make everything appear closer.
  17. Lenses in the standard zoom range will cover moderate wide angles.
  18. Standard zoom lenses are versatile, allowing both for wide angle work such as a landscape, or zooming in to the telephoto end of the lens to take a great portrait.
  19. 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 24-105mm, 24-70mm, and others are popular standard zooms.
  20. Wide angle lenses can give volume to a small area.

Depth of Field Explained

Depth of field refers to how much depth in your image is in focus. Shallow depth of field is when the background is blurred, and the main focus is clear. Deep depth of field is when everything in the shot is clear and sharp.

You can alter your depth of field by adjusting the aperture of your lens. The narrower the aperture is, the deeper the depth of field. A wide-open aperture can create a softer background with a shallow depth of field. Distance also affects depth of field. The closer your camera is to your main focus, the shallower depth of field you will have. However, aperture and distance are just a few of the many methods there are. Therefore, there are various techniques and tactics when it comes to shooting depth of field.