ZIP #4

Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give yourself at the start of your inquiry?

My knowledge, particularly of photography, has increased immensely. Every poem sets a different needed tone for the photograph- some rustic/vintage, some saturated, some vivid, and some with a dull colour scheme. I took all my photos with the same settings, yet their ineffectiveness frustrated me. After tons of research, I learnt that in order to get the photographs to portray my intended vision, I needed to change the shutter speed, lens aperture, ISO, and many other functions. Learning my way around these took time and research, however it immensely improved the photo quality. If I could award my past self with one piece of advice, it would be to focus on the camera’s different functions earlier on in the research, instead of focusing solely on its correlation with poetry. Despite the bumps in the road, my knowledge is expanding and the picture quality improved.

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