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This is me. My name is Elizabeth Villa, my friends call my Liz and my siblings call me Mana. I'm from a small town in southern NJ and I am now living in Sunny San Diego. I'm a pescatarian, I play soccer, and I love to read. Some of my favorite places include Disneyland, the beach, any bookstore, church, and my mom's kitchen. I took my first photography class freshman year and I was very excited to see that they offered a 3/4 course this year. After high school, I hope to go to USD and graduate with a computer science degree and go into the Navy.

I love portrait, street, and nature photography. I enjoy taking portraits because I like showcasing people's personalities and characteristics. I enjoy street photography because it allows the viewer to see "real life," which isn't shown in staged photographs. And I enjoy nature photography because I like showing the beauty of places that I visit.

This is our first project, one that we got to choose, color splash. I had a lot of fun with this one because I got to take photos of colorful things for an hour each day. However, I had a little bit of trouble getting back into the groove of using Photoshop, which meant a few very frustrating classes trying to finish this project. But, I really liked the finished project.


This year, my school adopted a new motto, "SPIRIT" which stands for "Scholarship, Perseverance, Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork." Here is how I interpreted a few of those words:

School SPIRIT!

We were assigned a project where we depicted our schedule at school with photos of things we saw throughout the day. I found a few interesting things around my campus that I hadn't noticed at first. We don't have the prettiest school, but there are a few ironic and aesthetically pleasing things I saw. Here are a few:

"Beauty" around school

Another project we were assigned, and one of my personal favorites, was the "Home" project. We had to take a few photos of what home meant to us. I interpreted it as a cup of coffee, representing my mother and I's afternoon coffee chats, a pile of (some) of my favorite books, representing my love for reading and my usual weekend activity, and my dog, Marla, representing my family in general.


A multiple part project- Portraits. My partner is Ryan and we were challenged to take portraits of each other both outside and in the studio with one light. The one where he is sitting against the wall is my favorite.


Here are a few of my favorites from the semester. I took a trip to the Salton Sea here in CA with a few of my close friends and got a few really cool photos, there are also pictures from our field trip to San Diego City College for the Photo360 event that I really enjoyed.

Favorites, so far.

So far this year, I have enjoyed working with different people in my class. I have also enjoyed learning how to do different things in Photoshop, and I hope to learn more.

Goals for the rest of the year:

  • Learn more about Photoshop
  • Communicate more efficiently with the people I work with
  • Get better at setting up studio lighting

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