Currently in my COM 210 class, we are working on a Narrative Collage. Essentially, this is groups of photos put together in a fashion where it tells a particular story. As some of you may have seen on my previous blog post, I’ve compiled some photos that mean a lot to me. Above is my draft that I am working on for my Narrative Graphic Collage. I do not want to clutter the collage up too much that the story gets lost. I plan to include photos of my city, my interests, my hobbies, my school and my family and friends.
I like using as many photos of my own as possible because I do pride myself on the challenges of taking the best photos I can, using my camera phone. All the photos are mine, except for the blue angel (Adobe stock) and Mt. Rainier (Flickr). I try not to filter my photos too much because of that reason, however for the purpose of this class I plan to use some of the adjustment layer tools as needed. I also plan to use the skills that I have learn from our Photoshop tutorial assignment, along with a few tips that I picked up on my own. I like to use selection tool, content aware tool as well Gestalts’ Theory to blend my layers into one picture to tell my story.
My Collage is centered around my family and friends because they are very important to me. Whether it may be your immediate family or family of friends- I believe that we all need some sort of pillars of support in our lives. Princess Diana once quoted, “Family is the most important thing in the world”. (I haven’t decided whether I should use that quote or not). Although some people may object, I believe these are very few words sums up an endless amount of truth for me.
In my case, my family and close friends have always been there for me through ups and downs. As you journey through life, you may meet many different people you call friends. However it’s the ones that stick with you throughout the good times and the bad times, whom are the true friends. There aren’t enough words for me to articulate this endless love for the people around me and the environment that makes me who I am. So, if “a picture is worth a thousand words”, then I hope my collage will tell my story.
This assignment, by far, is my favorite because it means a lot to me. Please feel free to leave a comment to tell me what you think. I am open to any tips or suggestion that you may have to enhance my collage. Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back to see the finish product next week 9/15/15.