Strengths and Weaknesses

This photo was taken about two weeks ago at the gym to show my progress and encourage fitness motivation, using three different editing apps on my iPhone. Like most previously stated thats were my realm of expertise ends. I’m anticipating learning how to navigate different softwares on a more professional level.

Applications I’m most comfortable using include, Instagram, Studio, PixlrExpress+ and Hipstamatic. However, even then I’m mostly guessing and frustrated because it doesn’t turn out the exact shade of Vintage Hipster I was reaching for. These iPhone apps appear in my eyes to be the easiest to understand and are free, which is why I use them. By the end of the year I hope to purchase a quality camera for photo journalism so I’m eager to become tech savvy through this course.

Most software I’ve previously used were Audio Engineering programs used in my home studio, which include ProTools and Studio one. Although, I have experimented with PhotoShop and Illustrator I can’t say I’m content with my skills. iMovie and GarageBand are always fun to play around with but I can’t seem to fine tune like I’d wish. I’m excited to take this course and can’t wait to see the artistic excellence from my fellow students have to offer!

Weekly Reflection #1

Here are a few list of tools I’ve worked with:

Photoshop Cs5
AdobeBridge
Audacity
ProTools
Movie Maker

I think I’m mostly comfortable in using Photoshop and Audacity. There are tons of online tutorials that help me work faster and at the same time I get some free play with these programs. I can basically create whatever I want to the style, image or sound that best suits me.

I haven’t used/worked with iMovie, GIMP, Premiere Pro, Audition etc… I recently started working with Audacity and ProTools. Therefore, I would like to improve my skills in both. The new softwares I have been introduced to in CT101 will definitely be effective in my work. I believe there’s always room for improvement, so learning all these softwares will amplify my skills. I’m not aiming for perfection. Improvement is just enough and I believe there’s always room for improvement.

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Here is a shot I recently took at Gantry Park of the Brazilian- Martial Arts Fighter, Joao Zeferino. It was based on one of my summer theme, ‘Cultural Aspects’ or as others called it, ‘Humans of New York’. Zeferino’s tattoo means “warrior” and the art work on his body is very inspiring.