What I Know About Technology- Mostly Cameras
I can deal with most technological problems that come my way. It’s kind of my role in my household. I get lots of questions like “Nikki, how do you order things on-line?” “Nikki, how do I download this song?” “Nikki, can you install this printer?” and “Nikki, how do I run this old Windows ’95 program?” Yet what I know about technology I learned through a lot of trial, error, and just plain fiddling. I would in no way, shape, or form consider myself a tech expert.
Yet, there’s one little bit of technology that I absolutely love. I’ve found it to be an essential tool to my artwork. My digital camera.
In grade 10, I realized that the wimpy little not-even-a-mega-pixel-of-resolution camera I owned was not meeting my needs, and that it would be a good investment for an art student to have a better way to capture the world around them for later use. After some searching, I went out and bought a 4 mega-pixel HP Photosmart camera. (no, not a great camera, but a far cry from what I had been working with). I picked up various photo editing systems quickly (unfortunately, I’ve never had the chance to work with Adobe Photoshop 😦 , however I’ve gone through Adobe Photoshop walk-through’s using equivalent functions on my Corel system).
My digital camera was a great deal of help in my Concentration project for the AP Art class. I took photos of the people I interviewed for the project so that I wouldn’t have to draw them on the spot. I also was able to take photographs of the work I did and create a website for my art.
On top of that, I used it for projects throughout high-school in practically every class. For example, this is one of the pictures that I took, later edited and added to a magazine article I was creating on vegetarian ettiquitte.