Rooting for the home Gif


now that is a situation …I am coming closer to the Idea that the Gif might be like the Home team , an easy win!! I ended up creating 3 total Gifs one for the Assignment  StrereoGif. ( 1 star), and one for today’s Assignment  “It is a Great Day For Sporting GIFs”  (1 star). As a bonus I will attach a GIF that me and spencer (the technology tutor and umw) made it’s a short clip from the music video “About You Now” by Amanda Casgrove.. I really credit my solo Gif to my brain (of course for remembering) and a fellow student by the username   his tip of using  really helped me out a lot …

This is a group of rowers that obviously have to show team work each day. My hats off to them because some times teamwork gets real complicated.

This Gif didn’t work out to well I had trouble embedding it……

I can’t believe it I did it. Victory !! I think I only got it embedded because I know how to read basic code. The  Gif below(at the end of the blog) the code reads :

<img class=”alignnone” src=”” width=”640″ height=”360″ />

Translated in english I want to make and image work but there is no alignment the code of where it is “src” is “then the address” and this is the width and the height. All I did was  delete and insert the basic url that was attached to the src (which was and inserted the other gifs basic address. It can get real complicated when it comes to addressing stuff to the right image of video. This week I had opportunity to work on direct embedding I hope I get extra points for trying. I am glad I at least know basic code it really saved me last time. This is for those time I nearly fell asleep learning Java and other programs



Sometimes you just got to walk away happy… like

How to Be a Better Photographer

How to Become a Better Photographer,

I have a basic training in taking pictures since I am an artist taking pictures really comes natural or rather comes with the trade. I grabbed my favorite tip from  TEN: Ten Ways to Improve Your Craft. None of Them Involve Buying Gear  by David duChemin. The tip was “Pay Attention to the Moment”  which comes when we slow down to a ever changing world.

13528594_10157185384880515_3261579944349175230_o   “Lonely Kitten”

This is more of a candid photo,  I  come in on in the early morning. When I came in I saw that the renters had not feed their cat so it was eating a muffin that had been left out by one of the kids that they were babysitting. How did I feel about the picture ? I felt sad and angered by the fact that the kitten once a treasured item in the house hold had been reduced to eating people food when it was suppose to eat and relying on cat food. The cat had been either adopted or taken in as a foster pet by a local company. This seemed be be a common theme in their household that they should take in something “abandon” and then abandon it when they found something they wanted more. Originally, the photo was taken in color but I reverted it to black and white because it lets the person see the situation for what it truly is. I learned that this technic of making a photo black and white makes the story more believable from the article : The Story Behind the Iconic “Migrant Mother” Photograph and How Dorothea Lange Almost Didn’t Take It . True ! she did’t quite say it word for word but she did definitely see how the people in the pea camp where oppressed with hunger and decided to rush a black and white picture to the capitol. The reaction of them sending supplies says it all about black and white photos.  These kinds of photos make for more dramatic scenes. The pureness of the picture of what the photographer is trying to say can be seen better.


Visual Assignments #3 ………Your Very Own Spubble More Like Bubble

The Story:

Create Your Very Own Spubble (View Here). In this assignment I decided to go out on my own and look for the perfect “Bubble Maker”. This picture was taken the day the me and the sister in law decided we where going to be adventurous ..ya! only lasted two seconds !!!

A Tutorial

I did not find the perfect “Bubble Maker” but I did find a phone app that works. I used  Bubble – Speech Bubbles & Photo Editing  Comic Maker adds Text Captions to Pictures for Facebook, Twitter & Instagram By Toto Ventures Inc.  It worked Okay there was not a lot of choice in the size of bubbles and the bubbles where difficult to manipulate. I would use app only in a real pinch, by the way using your iPhone dose not count as cheating I can’t help that is the way the world is going…Can I ?

The Picture


(That is me in the background always having something to say)

Concusion : Don’t do bubbles on your phone I think its a really bad idea. I think creating bubbles are okay for people who know photoshop and own an Ipads. I only think this because it was really tough to manipulate a bubble on a small screen.