Blog #004 – Christoph Uhl

The current assignment I’ve been working on this week is the Panorama Photo-a-day. It is pretty self-explanatory; take a panorama of a place a day. This one is quite a lot tougher than any other Photo-a-day assignments we’ve had in this class, for two main reasons: a) Because taking panoramas is difficult; moving the iPad steadily and not having too many moving object in the picture makes taking panoramas quite a pain, and b) most interesting places to take panoramas of all look very similarly, so it’s hard to take unconventional, but interesting pictures. That being said, I have stumbled upon a couple of great views to capture in a panorama, and there were a few panoramas I took that one needs to take a closer look to understand what is going on, but once the brain makes sense of them, they look great. Attached is my favorite panorama taken this week, although I really like the ones with stunning views, in this panorama there is so much to see and make sense of, that the longer you look at it, the more accurately the picture invokes the ‘vibes’ of the place. As far as relating back to the course goes, I believe that it is quite interesting to use a different way of capturing places than your ordinary point and shoot picture. It forces you to think more about how you’re portraying the subject(s). This class is all about grasping media, and there is no better way to do that than by experiencing a wide variety of it, and I definitely think it relates well to the course! img_0571