Photo Challenge: Something I Am Thankful For
This photo is of my family’s stockings, knitted and sewn from great-grandparents. Due to the publicity of this blog, I chose to take this photo rather than showing my family’s faces.
Photo Challenge: Food
These are some street food items found by a local grocery store. These items are cold noodles and jianbing. Jian bing is a Beijing pancake, it begins by looking like a crepe but with spices and other unknown items, it turns into Jian Bing.
The cold noodles consists of long, thin noodles, cucumber, bread, and sauces that are unknown but taste fantastic!
Today we went to a compound close to the school, Yosemite. This compound is very nice and shows the contrast to the TianGeZhuang Village across the street. This luxurious compound has air condition, heated floors, etc, while the village is burning cool and keeping their shoes on.
Photo Challenge: Things Chinese. On the left are shoe soles that were hand sewn here in Beijing. In the middle is a Tibetan prayer wheel. Tibetans would wake up early and walk around spinning this prayer wheel clockwise while saying their prayers. On the right is a little feather thing. In the parks, you will see this feathered item bouncing off people’s feet.
Today, my Digital Imagery Class walked to the TianGeZhuang Village. Venus and I decided to photograph people and animals of China. However, next class we will walk to a compound next to our school. This allows us to compare and contrast the lifestyles of China. More to Come!
David Griffin is a photojournalist of National Geographic. He has taken many images that tell a story. He captures the moment by letting the camera lens absorb the environment. He says that photojournalism should capture the moment like a memory in your head that you will never forget. Everyone has those one or two great photos within them but in order to become a photojournalist, you must have more than those one or two.
Photography: David Hockney Style! David Hockney takes photos at different times and different places. He takes multiple photos of the same place so he can put them together to form collages like the ones above.
These collages were created by me and Venus.