I am taking this course because I love to take pictures, and I would like to learn more about how to take unique and interesting photos. Although I love taking photos, the ones I take usually turn out very boring, and can be unfocused and of poor quality. In this class, I hope to learn more about different techniques that will help my photos be more engaging and compelling. I also hope that my learnings will continue on to future classes, and will help me to take better photos outside of this class. That being said, I would love to take pictures using more than just the standard setting on my phone camera, and be able to use different methods, such as portrait mode. Overall, I would love to be more familiar with a camera, and know more about photoshop as well as the history of photography.