Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Purpose Statement

My motivation for doing this particular photo essay is to appreciate the world around me and to inspire my audience to do the same. My pictures of a winter day in late January are what I came across as I walked near my house and around my neighborhood. So many people don’t appreciate the beauty of nature and what it creates around us every day. Winter is especially taken for granted because people focus so much of their attention on the bitter cold that comes with the season. But, if we can appreciate the true and real beauty of a tree covered in a new layer of clean white snow than we can start to enjoy this season.

My audience will consist of young, technology-focused young adults (18-22) who would rather spend their time inside than taking a walk in the freezing cold.  Some more characteristics being a mix of males and females who are in the middle of their college education and excited to learn more. At the time my photo essay is communicated, my audience will most likely be feeling the strain winter leaves on our bodies, our moods, and our days. My hope is to help them see the beauty around them every day and for them to leave my presentation feeling rejuvenated and appreciative of the nature that surrounds them.

My context will include a time and place. The time will be during the day so people will be able to leave and see everything I talked about in the light of day. It will take place in a classroom seeing that I am writing this photo essay for a college class. This will add the beauty of the picture because we will all be stick in a small, plainly decorated classroom. The pictures I will include will be of a much larger area and will help to create a feeling of having more space. The time and place will work together to create a comfortable day time, classroom setting in which my audience should feel familiar and comfortable hope is that the audience will perceive the context of where we are, when we communicate, and the material I will cover in an open-hearted and open-minded fashion.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

The relationship between writing and design and it's effect on good communication is much more relevant than I had previously thought. Lisa Ede's view point makes communication seem like much more than just words and their meaning. People can say what they need to say by using images and the world around us to express the meaning they need to. with the amount of technology in today's world, design has become so much more advanced than it once was. Without design and it's presence in communication, we would have a lesser chance of expressing our thoughts in the fullest way possible.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The article was intriguing if only to see the amount of people who are so open about their personal life on the internet. They welcome strangers into the depths of what makes them themselves. I think blogs can be helpful when people need to feel that other people are going through similar trials and tribulations to them. They are also helpful when it comes to comparing and learning about political stances. when I think about a blogger, I think of two different types of people. One person being a quiet, introvert who has a lot to say and needs a way (blogging) to share their thoughts, feelings, ideas, beliefs, hopes, dreams, fears, etc. These people cling to the internet because they need some form of way to express themselves. The other person is a person who is a great communicator and strives to find any mode in which they are given the opportunity to share. They want to grow in all ways they can find. I am an introvert. I am able to talk to my family and friends, but having another way in which to share may be a helpful thing for me.