I signed up for this class because I recently purchased my first DSLR camera and would like to learn more about photography techniques and ideas in order to better my skills. In an ideal world, I would like to use these skills to shoot children and families in the Las Vegas area. I really look forward to hearing critique and hopefully bettering myself! For this assignment I chose a pen that sits on my kitchen counter next to the calendar. I tried to look at it from a different angle and really focus on the most interesting part of it.