My SML project this year is creating a photography blog about my life in Hong Kong. When choosing a topic, I had a couple of ideas in mind, but this is the one that excited me the most. I have always had an interest in photography and I’m really glad I’ve gotten a chance to explore that interest!
It has been a little difficult managing my time well. With my project, I have to put in some extra time after school. I have always looked forward to the times I would go take photos after school, but sometimes it would be hard to find that time, so that’s something I have definitely been challenged by.
At first, I wanted to take a bunch of photos, then get them developed, which would eventually become a huge collage of photos representing what my life is like here in HK. However, I realised it would be much more efficient for me to just make a blog instead.
I am really proud of how my project is going so far. I have been able to go out and take photos multiple times, and I am really liking the results from my pictures and blog so far.
I feel extremely creative when doing SML. I have never really been a very creative person, but I really liked the topic I chose and it allows me to embrace that creativity I have somewhere in me. It has really helped me to also be in an environment where everyone else is also trying to be creative and be thoughtful and just trying their hardest to create something great.
I have learnt a lot throughout this project. Although learning about photography won’t really help me with my school subject, I am really glad I have been able to learn about all the tips and tricks of photography, like about the angles and the lighting.
Throughout this project, I have learned a lot about myself. Something I learned is that it motivates me to work in a place where everyone is trying to accomplish the same thing and trying to be their best. That is why I really liked the SML structure this year, I was surrounded by people going through the same thing as me. One thing I didn’t like is that I won’t be able to see what other students were doing. For example, last year I got to see a variety of SML project but this year I’ll only see presentations about photography.
Overall, I have definitely enjoyed SML so far this year and I’m very happy with where my project is now and glad that I have had this opportunity!