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.BroccoliBroccoli



One response

  1. I share your passion of digital photography and while I know I”m all that great, I’m learning. Part of what’s so cool is I can learn from others. I use flickr not only to post and share my photos but to be part of community of others learning together. This year I am trying to take a photo a day along with many others around the world. It’s cool that even from that little project, I’m learning lots.


    Look forward to seeing some of your work.

    January 15, 2008 at 9:39 pm

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