Title by Light

I have to admit, watching videos about photographic imaging is really very captivating. Its absolutely amazing what the human eye catches. I can also appreciate the level of time and energy that goes into taking and recording such images. When one really thinks about it, imagine if the world couldn’t be photographed?  I couldn’t begin to think about all that the world would miss visually. In Richards photos his pictures were so raw and in the moment of whatever part of the world he is visiting. His pictures capture raw human emotion , genuine feeling and vulnerability. in one such case while Richard was visiting a part of India known for its festival of the Holi,he captured colorful images of people in joyful celebration the appearance of different textures and vibrancy’s of colors and the masses of people coming together for a major event.

 

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In ways of Seeing

These pictures were taken at a Children’s Park in San Marcos on September 15, 2017 . The following pictures were used to to identify different ways of of taking a picture. These pictures where taken on a cool cloudy, overcast day . I had been looking for a location to get the pictures required for the class and I was drawn to the different colors on the playground and a few ideas came to mind . I decided to use these ideas with the hopes that that pictures I took will work. I used my own camera for this assignment because I had some difficulty using the borrowed camera from the CSUSM. I decided that using my camera for this one assignment was better than using nothing at all. And I decided to go through with it.

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Response : Proof of Photography

What did I get from watching that short film?  Well as one of the photographers mentioned to look at any photograph is to draw an emotion. Any emotion. I also got the feeling from the photographers point of view is when they are on the other side of the lens, what they capture on film also becomes an emotionally charged perspective for them as well. It seems through a photographers lens there is so much to capture in the world and having to have the patience and time to do it. I believe also something has to motivate a photographer to capture hat they want and what seems interesting to them enough to share with the world

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First Post: who am I

Hello, My name is Michele Grayeb. I am from Sleepy Hollow, New York. I am a veteran and now a continuing student. Ive been living here since 2002. I dont have much farther to go towrds finishing  my education. i can admit that alone comes with some sense of relief as my life outside of school is very busy. So far, living here has been pleasant but do have a real desire to go back to my old stomping grounds of upstate New York. I chose to be a Visual Arts Major simply because I didn’t know what i wanted to do with myself in the first place.

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john Carlos

On October 18th 2011, my class was invited to see and listen to a guest speaker by the name of John Carlos , John Carlos was a track athlete and bronze medalist during the 1968 Mexico City Olympics .  He made is mark  in the world that has carried on through history by raising his fist  in the air . That image was seen around the world.  We listened to him talk about his beginnings, the olympics and what he is called to do now.  This is a much more diluted version of what the lecture was about , but his story was interesting , he talked about overcoming adversity and when the cards seemed stacked up against you, you can knock them back down.  After the lecture that John Carlos told guests could have stayed to hear the poetry reading  read by a CSUSM graduate who was beginning his Doctoral degree in Claremont.  As a dedication to Mr. John Carlos  the student read a lengthy but powerful poetry reading. It was so moving and so strong with his words  it was hard to explain but he did a fantastic job. I had never been to to poetry reading before so this was the first time i have ever seen one . The  reader was flawless and the words flowed from his mouth as if he had been reciting this poem for years . It truly was a wonderful tribute especially made for  Mr. John Carlos.

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Thieves of the American Dream

I cant remember which date it was , but i know it was at the end of October probably on the 29th because it was on a Saturday. I watched my brother in law and his band called Thieves of the American Dream play on E street Cafe  in Encinitas . My brother in law and his band have been  playing  over at the cafe for gigs which usually take place either on a Friday or Saturday night.  Their style of music is post rock.  The band has been playing there for a few months over E street Cafe and seem to draw in bigger crowds everytime. This is a good thing because they bring in customers to local businesses and people get to hear free post rock music. so in short it all works out . The band generally plays for an hour and a half  and they also play in other areas of San Diego. There music has no lyrics and range from mellow  to high energy  variations quickly, so you never know what your going to get, which is pleasantly surprising. I have seen many of his gigs mostly at E street Cafe  and hopefully i will be able to see more of them.

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The Year of Living Dangerously

Although i think the movie was pretty good , i found it be all over the place and here’s why:  First i don’t get why Billy kept files on people. Was it because like Jill said ” he cared about you if he did”? Secondly, was Billy writing a book on  his experiences in Jakarta?  They always show him typing . Lastly  what was the whole idea of Guy Hamilton being there?  I think there is quite a bit i am missing  and i am not sure how to understand some of it . I mean where they there to document civil unrest in Jakarta and “Billy” was there to be the voice for those who were being forgotten about? The movie was sad to ,people not having enough to eat, the one child died, and even Billy said they were “drinking and bathing from diseased water.”  Other than that the movie  wasn’t half bad especially with a young Mel Gibson.

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