Dessa’s Propel project was to create a physical portfolio of twenty-four portrait photographs and writing “blurbs” that express the thought/message behind each photo. Some of her photos have props and special effects for added complexity to the image and its message.
Her main goals were to strengthen her use of a digital camera and photography accessories, improve her skills as an amateur photographer, and create meaningful images. Dessa’s project focused on studio and indoor/outdoor photography. She learned how to add colour, vibrancy, and special effects to her photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The end result of her project includes a physical portfolio and a photo exhibit.