Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Photo Essay, Man's Bestfriend

Man's Best Friend

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Design plan for Photo essay

 My audience is my teacher and my classmates because they will be the ones viewing my project from my computer screen. My context will be in class in two weeks were my classmates will take turns viewing my project. This project needs to have at least eight to ten pages with photos and narrative under each that explains the argument they are creating. I expect my project to be graded based on the way we arrange our photos to create and build the argument we are trying to prove and the words we choose to describe each photos and how this helps create the argument. This argument needs to be understandable by my classmates with no help from me. I am not exactingly sure on the argument I am going to do yet but I think the argument I am trying to get across is that, police dogs should also be given bulletproof vests. These dogs risk there life is just as much as a police offer does, so we do they not get protection as an officer does? I am not exactly sure how I am going to prove this argument but with my dad’s job, I am sure I will be able to find a way to get pictures of cops on the job. I am going to include pictures of polices dogs in action and how they put their life on the line every day I am also going to show pictures of them looking innocent and having fun to give people a sense of that they don’t want these dogs to be hurt and injured. I want my audience to understand my point of view on the argument.
My original design plan was to create an argument that cops are not the lazy donut eating and ticket writing people that society labels them as. But then after meeting some police dogs my whole design plan changed. I think I struggle on this essay a little because it was hard getting pictures of these dogs because the only time I could was when I was free on the weekends and went with my dad to work.   Overall I believe that I was able to get my point across by showing the dogs as being innocent and vulnerable. I tried to make the dogs seem just as important as their human counterparts.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Experience with the Photo Essay

While the photo essay is something different and gives us a break from writing long dull and boring papers. But I don't find myself as the creative type so finding photos to create and show an argument has been a hard time. I still do not have all my photos for the essay and need to go back to my dads work over the weekend so that I can take more photos. I'm still not exactly sure how I'm going to create my arguments with these photos yet and need some time to plan out what kinds of photos I'm going to take. I don't know what it is but I just prefer doing a regular essay over this, for me a regular essay is just so much more simple even thought it is more time consuming. For my photo essay I never had a clear topic on what I was going to do until a couple days before the rough draft was due and one of my dads friend with a police dog came over and I overheard him talking about raising money so that he could buy his dog a bulletproof vest, this made me think back to when I was at my dads work a couple of weeks ago and in the parking lot I saw the police training K-9 units to sniff out drugs in cars. Thinking of this kind of made me mad that the police dogs put their life on the line for society everyday and yet we can spend some money to make sure they are protected. Overall while I have a great idea on what I want to do with my photo-essay, the problem is finding photos to help create this argument, and since we can't use photos over the internet, it is up to me to go out and take pictures of these dogs. This is hard for me since the only time I can get these pictures is during the weekends when I go and visit my dad's work,