Friday, March 13, 2015

The perfect picture is not easy to find

It had been a long day of roaming around campus just hoping to stumble upon an event. I finally found my way into an art exhibit, took some decent pictures, but still was not completely satisfied. I was on a mission, I needed to find the picture. I went onto the music floor of Old Main, and found Kyle Johnson. Johnson is a Wayne State student studying music performance. When I stumbled on Johnson, he was cleaning and preparing his clarinet before his rehearsal. Personally, I found this assignment very challenging. I found it challenging because I had never done anything like this before, I was and still am an amateur. But with this experience, I feel just a little bit better about shooting photography on my own.

I feel very accomplished and proud of the pictures I took for this assignment, mostly because they took me such a long time to get. That is also another lesson I learned with this assignment, the 'perfect picture' does not just happen. You have to be patient and wait for it. You have to make the moment, and make the picture.

Kyle Johnson, 21, Wayne State student cleans his clarinet in preparation for rehearsal, in Old Main.
Ahmed Taqi, 30, Wayne State fine art major enjoys the art exhibit in old Main.

Why the First Amendment is important

The First Amendment states " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

I think that the First Amendment is important for everyone, don't get me wrong, but I think that it is especially important for Journalists. I believe this because Journalists are people who are constantly putting their work out there for everyone to see, and they need to make sure that they abide by this law. Journalists have to always remain aware of all legal limitations, even with freedom of speech. Picture that you're out on a shoot, and you have been patiently waiting for a perfect picture, you finally capture it! But something is in the way, right in the middle of the photo that you waited so long for. The temptation is real to edit it right out of the picture, but what about ethics? It is not right to make a picture perfect, if it was not perfect when you captured it. That's the beauty of photography, it is about capturing real life moments.