1. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 450.

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    Here’s my shot for Tuesday’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “We all prepare for things every day. Illustrate preparedness in a photograph today.”

    Last week and this week have been nothing but studying nonstop for different exams. I thought this shot was a great example of preparedness in that manner. It’s been …

  2. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 449.

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    Here’s my shot for Monday’s Daily Shoot assignment

    “Use a window or a door as a frame for your subject today in a photograph.”

    I lost my camera for a few days so I had to catch up on the prompts today. It’s a pretty murky day outside so lighting …

  3. Ashley Buske

    Final Project Brainstorm.

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    I’ve been trying to come up with some sort of idea for my final project, but I’ll be honest- I’m horrible at this kind of thing. I’ve been thinking I’m going to do something to do with photography because I’ve really been enjoying it lately with the Daily Shoot assignments. …

  4. Ashley Buske

    Four Icon Challenge.

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    An assignment this week is to do one of the student proposed assignments on the DS106 website.

    I choose the Four Icon Challenge proposed by Tim Owens. The concept behind the assignment is to “Reduce a movie, story, or event into it’s basic elements, then take those visuals and reduce …

  5. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 448.

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    Here’s my shot for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Power plugs are ubiquitous. Can you make a creative photo of such a common thing? Try it today!”

    This prompt absolutely sucked. It’s a power plug- what’s photogenic about a power plug? Oh well. I thought about going against the grain and …

  6. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 447.

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    Here’s my shot for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Go abstract today and make a photograph that focuses on form and color rather than detail.”

    I like taking pictures focused on detail so I hard a hard time finding inspiration for today’s assignment. Eventually I ended up upwrapping a bunch of …

  7. Ashley Buske

    He Let It All Go.

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    One of our assignment this week is to play the Five Card Flickr game and use the photos we select to create a story. Here’s mine:





    The sun peeking through the blinds woke him. The glare on his face hurt his eyes and the heat made him sweat. Grudgingly he …

  8. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 446.

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    Here’s my shot for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Create a photo today that gives a sense of depth or dimension.”

    I’ve been trying to use my puppy, Rocky, as a subject for some of the assignments but the little bugger will never sit still enough. He’s a miniature dachshund so …

  9. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 445.

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    Here’s my photo for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Look upward today. Make a photograph with a low horizon and that emphasizes the sky.”

    I’ll be honest- I cheated with today’s assignment. I took this picture three years ago, but I didn’t really see anything picture worthy today and I’ve always …

  10. Ashley Buske

    Point Me in the Right Direction, Folks.

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    Finally found a pretty sweet Flickr Plugins thanks to someone in class tonight (unfortunately I don’t remember who recommended this one). It put your pictures in the side nicely. I put the setting on 6 pictures with the size set as “square”. Looks pretty snazzy if I say so myself.…

  11. Ashley Buske

    daily shot 444.

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    Here’s my photo for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Pretend you’re a stringer for your local newspaper today. Make a photo that captures something newsworthy to you.”

    Honestly, I really didn’t like today’s prompt. I didn’t know what exactly was considered newsworthy- especially in a place like Fredericksburg. I’ve been sick …

  12. Ashley Buske

    First Story 2.0.

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    Our assignment this week asked us to use one of the 50 tools found on this site to retell our first story in digital manner. This is my final product:

    I finally managed to find pictures that my mom had from the flood and of the snow we got in …

  13. Ashley Buske

    Daily Shoot 443.

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    Here’s my photo for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Fill the frame of a photograph with a single subject today.”

    For this assignment I tried getting some good pictures of my puppy, Rocky, to choose from but the little bugger wouldn’t sit still long enough. That’ll have to wait for a …

  14. Ashley Buske

    daily shot 442.

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    Here’s my photo for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Make a photograph that features repetition.”

    I took several pictures but this one was my favorite for the assignment. It’s an up close picture of a shell necklace that I got on vacation a while back.…

  15. Ashley Buske

    daily shot 441.

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    Here’s my photo for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Make a photograph using hard light today. Feature the crisp and strong shadows as a major element of your photograph.”

    I saw the shadows casted by this wall piece when I first woke up this morning at my mom’s and knew it …

  16. Ashley Buske

    daily shot 440.

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    Here’s my picture for today’s Daily Shoot assignment.

    “Make a photograph that illustrates an aspect of communication.”

    I had a hard time coming up with an idea for this assignment. I thought I’d take a picture of a telephone pole with icicles hanging off of it but then I realized …

  17. Ashley Buske

    daily shot 439.

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    Starting Monday January 31st our assignment is to follow Daily Shoot and do the assignment for each day for two weeks. I decided to start a little early.

    “Today’s theme is red. Red hot? Red paint? Or something else? You decide.”

    I kinda cheated for this assignment and used an …

  18. Ashley Buske

    one move of many.

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    As a military brat I’ve moved many times but one of the most interesting moves was in the summer of 2006 when we moved to El Paso, Texas. My mother, brother, and I moved from Georgia to El Paso and while we were driving the long 1,562 miles one of …

  19. Ashley Buske

    things are looking good.

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    One of our assignments this week is to start playing with themes and plugins on here. After doing a lot of searching on the themes on WordPress and Googling themes for WordPress I was sorely disappointed. I’d find a couple themes that I liked for the most part but most …

  20. Ashley Buske

    animated gif.

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    Our first real assignment (besides purchasing things to get our website up and running) was to create an animated gif using a short scene from a movie that we either love or hate. At first I was at a loss as to what movie to choose- so many options and …

  21. Ashley Buske

    welcome to the internet.

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    I finally got this thing figured out! It took a while but I finally got things worked out and under control. I’m not exactly computer illiterate but I’m not exactly a Bill Gates either so things started off kinda rough and frustrating. That’s all in the past though, things are …

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