First Week of Senior Year

This week has been my first week of senior year and so far it’s been great. I have a few tough classes, but other than that my schedule is enjoyable. This week has actually gone by very quickly and hasn’t dragged on like I’d thought it would. So, hopefully the rest of the year will continue to be that way.

Photography definitions

Define these 35 words in a word document and then copy and paste your definitions in a blog post titled Photography Definitions:

pixels –  a minute area of illumination on a display screen, one of many from which an image is composed

image resolution – is the detail an image holds.

megabyte-a unit of information equal to 220 bytes or, loosely, one million bytes.

megapixel-a unit of graphic resolution equivalent to one million or (strictly) 1,048,576 (220) pixels.

gigabyte- a unit of computer information equal to 1,073,741,824 bytes

jpeg- a type of computer file used for storing images; also : an image that is stored as this type of file

bitmap-a representation in which each item corresponds to one or more bits of information, especially the information used to control the display of a computer screen.

exposure-the amount of light per unit area

tiff-a computer file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry, and both amateur and professional photographers in general. The format was originally created by the company Aldus for use in desktop publishing.      

png- a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression.

White balance- the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.

Histogram- A diagram consisting of rectangles whose area is proportional to the frequency of a variable and whose width is equal to the class interval.

Aperture- A device that controls the amount of light admitted through an opening. In photography and digital photography, aperture is the unit of measurement that defines the size of the opening in the lens that can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or digital sensor.

Shutter speed-exposure time is the length of time when the film or digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light, also when a camera’s shutter is open when taking a photograph.

Depth of field-focus range or effective focus range, is the distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image

Aperture priority-on a camera mode dial, is a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific aperture value while the camera selects a shutter speed to match, thereby ensuring proper exposure.

Shutter priority-a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific shutter speed while the camera adjusts the aperture to ensure correct exposure.

Bitmap- A representation in which each item corresponds to one or more bits of information. The information is used  to control the display on a computer screen.

Exposure-a tool to create beautiful photo narratives

Watermarking- originally faint imprints on paper that could only be seen at a specific angle. This process was designed to prevent counterfeiting and is still used today.

optical zoom-on a digital camera, optical zoom is a true zoom feature. It allows you to zoom in (or out) on the subject in the LCD or viewfinder. This will enable you to get a closer view of the subject before taking your picture.

digital zoom- Digital zoom is a method of decreasing the apparent angle of view of a digital photographic or video image. Digital zoom is usually accomplished by scaling portion of the image data (usually center) to have same aspect ratio as well as pixel dimensions compared to the original image.

bracketing-  the general technique of taking several shots of the same subject using different camera settings

light meter-An instrument for measuring the intensity of light, used chiefly when showing the correct exposure in photography.

image stabilization-  a family of techniques used to reduce blurring associated with the motion of a camera or other imaging device during exposure.

noise- a sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance

lag time, the period of time between two closely related events, phenomena, etc., as between stimulus and response or between cause and effect: a time-lag between the declaration of war and full war production. Origin of time-lag Expand

hot shoe, A hot shoe is a mounting point on the top of a camera to attach a flash unit and other compatible accessories.

fisheye being, having, or produced by a wide-angle photographic lens that has a highly curved protruding front, that covers an angle of about 180 degrees, and that gives a circular image

macro- short for macro lens

telephoto-a lens with a longer focal length than standard, giving a narrow field of view and a magnified image.

wide angle- In photography and cinematography, a wide-angle lens refers to a lens whose focal length is substantially smaller than the focal length of a normal lens for a given film plane.

DSLR- A digital single-lens reflex camera (also called a digital SLR or DSLR) is a digital camera combining the optics and the mechanisms of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor, as opposed to photographic film.

dynamic range-the range of acceptable or possible volumes of sound occurring in the course of a piece of music or a performance. The ratio of the largest to the smallest intensity of sound that can be reliably transmitted or reproduced by a particular sound system, measured in decibels.

digital negative- open lossless raw image format written by Adobe used for digital photography

exposure compensation- is a technique for adjusting the exposure indicated by a photographic exposure meter, in consideration of factors that may cause the indicated exposure to result in a less-than-optimal image.


Current Event 5

Current Event 5


In the article, “ Cardinals O-line prepares for Ram’s with ‘heightened urgency’.” from, the Arizona Cardinals are preparing to host the St. Louis Rams. It further describes the game plans that the Cardinals are scheming up.

The Cardinals vividly remember the last time they played the Rams at home. And not for a good reason. On Nov. 9, 2014 in the game, Arizona quarterback, Carson Palmer suffered a severe knee injury after being sacked because the offensive line was not doing their job. This year they will not let that happen again. They are determined to keep their quarterback safe and in the game.

I do not really have a position on this article. But I do believe it is very necessary for the offensive line ot step up and take care of their business. If they were to have done their job in 2014, they would not have lost their quarterback for half the game. I think that it is definitely necessary that the coaches are putting emphasis on that. It will make a difference in the outcome of the game.

This article does not impact the world. But it impacts the NFL, and the teams in it. In a way this article shows that if one person does not do their job, it can negatively affect another. And on a team, it is a necessity that everyone be responsible for their business so others can focus on their business. If one person slacks off, then it could easily result in a life changing matter.

Martes el trece #1

1.¿Adónde fue él cuando se rompió el brazo?

He went to the hospital when he broke his arm.
El fue al hospital cuando se rompió el brazo.

2.¿Por qué llegó tarde él a la escuela?

He arrived late because he missed (perder) the bus.
El llegó tarde porque el perdió el autobús.

3.¿Por qué pensó él que el miércoles sea(would be) mejor día?

Because his friend gave him good news about his wallet.
Porque su amigo le dio buenas noticias sobre su cartera.

4.¿Por qué recibió una detención en la clase de ciencias?

He received a detention because he talked too much(demasiado) in science class.
El recibió un detención porque habló demasiado en la clase de ciencias.

5.¿Qué comió él para el almuerzo?

He didn’t eat nothing for lunch. (remember, in Spanish, you want to answer with a double negative here)

No, no comió nada para el almuerzo.

My Morning Routine

listen to ‘My Morning Routine’ on audioBoom Me despierto a las sies y cuarenta y cinco de la manaña. Me levanto a las sies y cincuenta de la manaña. Primero, me lavo la cara, entonces me maquilla, finalmente me visto. Yo voy a la escuela a las siete y cuarenta de la manaña.

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