Annotated Sources due October 16th & 23rd

Annotated Sources (Bibliography)

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Due October 16th:of the 13 cited and annotated sources listed below (To review your progress)
At the top of your post include your inquiry question

Due October 23rd: Remaining 7 cited and annotated sources listed below (Final Annotated Bibliography due)
At the top of your post include your inquiry question

Required sources with annotation

3-5 Sentences for each of your cited 13 sources describing how each source helps to answer your inquiry question –  How to Cite Sources 

  1. 1st Person Account (i.e. Letters, Diaries, Speeches)
    • 3 Sources of this kind is needed
  2. Case Studies/Examples
    • 3 Sources of this kind is needed
  3. Academic Journals (i.e. Google Scholar)
    • 3 Sources of this kind is needed (each from a different journal)
  4. Experts
    • 2 Sources of this kind is needed
  5. Historical (i.e. Archives, Books)
    • 2 Sources of this kind is needed


Marymount Library Guides (Articles and Databases)

Google Scholar

Online Journal Search

MU Research Help

Citing Sources 

Library & Learning Services


5 Comments on “Annotated Sources due October 16th & 23rd

  1. Dustin Thomas Lund

    Inquiry Project Annotation and Citation:

    Question: How do you take better photos?


    This source is a video by Nigel Danson telling us seven base or simple tips to improve our photography quick and easy. He goes over many important things through the eighteen minute video talking directly to his audience. Some notable things we hear is to use aperture priority mode, understand your histogram, focus efficiency and simplify your image.
    Nigel Danson. Youtube. Visited by Dustin Lund on Oct 16 2019.

    This source is a ted talk or speech by a woman by the name of Flore Zoé that goes into depth about how photography is art. She shows how you can improve photos by labeling them as artwork and treating them like this as well. She explains what makes art photography in her speech discussing multiple important topics to help your success in the field.
    Flore Zoé. Youtube. Visited by Dustin Lund on Oct 16 2019.

    This source is a personal website by Gary Arndt with over a hundred thousand followers that includes his blog, twitter, books and more. I focused on his personal blog that shows many pictures of the ten years he has been traveling. He has many tips, tricks and insight to taking good pictures that really capture a situation, view and more.
    Gary Arndt. Youtube. Visited by Dustin Lund on Oct 16 2019.

    This source is a case study by Nasim Mansurov that is very helpful for reasons why you take pictures in certain fashion. It goes into depth on each detail of the picture and why these details came about. He explains his set up, angles, lighting, focus, zoom and more. He shows why each picture was taken the way it was, this could be to bring emphasis to certain areas or other reasons.
    Nasim Mansurov. Case Study. Bird Photography.
    Photography-case-studies. Visited by Dustin Lund on Oct 16 2019.

    This source is another case study by Nasim Mansurov again, he goes into depth on different setups he uses for his quality. He goes over what should be avoided and what you should embrace. He shows the modes he uses as well as tips for focus and rules that apply to all photos when looking for great quality or even specific quality. There are multiple examples that help you draw conclusions to many questions you would have surrounding how to take better pictures.
    Nasim Mansurov. Case Study. Image Quality
    photography-case-studies/4. Visited by Dustin Lund on Oct 16 2019.

    This source is the third and final case study, this relates to night time photography. We see in this study he explains many tips involved with specific topics on picture taking at night such as sharpness, lighting and more. He once again goes into detail on his camera set up and why each component of that set up matters. He has an example of the memorial that helps with zoom at night, showing all steps, tips and tricks to take photos just like his example.
    Nasim Mansurov. Case Study. Exposure at Night.
    photography-case-studies/7. Visited by Dustin Lund on Oct 16 2019.

  2. Case study

    A case study was done to look at different methods of how to perceive nature while traveling alongside roads, trails, of rivers. The main focus of this study was on how to photograph rivers. The study evaluates how to present subjects with representations.
    Scenic beauty of river views in the Grand Canyon: relating perceptual judgments to locations.


    This book is a basic guideline on how to start taking photographs. This book is beginner-friendly so anyone can follow it. The book will tell you “which features are essential, desirable, and optional on a digital camera”. You will also learn how to “Use automatic controls for better results Download images to print or upload to the Web improve your digital images with a variety of software
    Create digital files from old photos”

    Elizabeth T. Schoch, The Everything Digital Photography Book: How to Take Great Pictures, Send Them to Your Friends, and Post Them on the Web. Adams Media Corporation ©2001.

    This book is a guide to 201 famous “majestic” landscapes. This book also includes some lesser-known landscapes thats also a beautiful place to capture photos. When reading this book, you’ll find how, when, and where to photograph to capture the most breathtaking photos. This will answer my question by saying where exactly I can go to take beautiful scenic photos.

    Tom Till, Photographing the World: A Guide to Photographing 201 of the Most Beautiful Places on Earth, October 10, 2012


    The article “The Biggest Dangers Photographers Face”, it was described all the dangers photographers can face while taking pictures. It is important for all photographs to know these risks before they set out for work. The article says the dangers can be anywhere from thief or even death.

    The Biggest Dangers Photographers Face.

    This article describes how to take beautiful landscape photos. They give useful advice on how to set up your camera in order to get extraordinary angles. They also talk about shutter speed and how to use it. This could answer my question because this tells exactly how to take nice pictures.

    How to Take Great Landscape Photos.

    This website provides many different places to take beautiful pictures. The article goes in-depth as to where these places are located. There are also examples of how beautiful the pictures can look.

    15 Dream Locations in the U.S. for Landscape Photographers.

  3. Are there health benefits for going outdoors?
    Pearson, David G, and Tony Craig. “The Great Outdoors? Exploring the Mental Health Benefits of Natural Environments.” Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers Media S.A., 21 Oct. 2014,
    David Pearson and Tony Craig talk about how natural environments can cause mental health benefits. They discuss how there are lower levels of depression and stress as a result of going outside. Also, they talk about how people who live in greener urban areas have more health benefits. They focus on the factors of one’s living environment and how it affects their health.

    Maas, Jolanda, et al. “Green Space, Urbanity, and Health: How Strong Is the Relation?” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, BMJ Group, July 2006,
    The contributors discuss how people experience of nature and the outdoor environment allows them to rest and recover from the stress they endured that day. They say that there is a need for going outdoors more because it is a source of relaxation and recreation. They focus on whether being outside really benefits one’s health through studies and experiences.

    Williams, Florence. The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. W.W. Norton & Company, 2018.
    The Nature Fix talks about Florence Williams own experience and modern research on the benefits of going outdoors. She talks about how the outdoors overall makes people feel better and scientific detail on the subject. Williams uses her own experiences and evidence to display the perks of going outdoors throughout her book.

    Loria, Kevin. “Being Outside Can Improve Memory, Fight Depression, and Lower Blood Pressure – Here Are 12 Science-Backed Reasons to Spend More Time Outdoors.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 22 Apr. 2018,
    This article gave examples on how being outdoors can have benefits. Specifically, the article discusses a journalist Florence Williams, who talks about her own experience of investigating whether the outdoors has benefits. She explains how she was “disoriented, overwhelmed, depressed” when she wasing going outside. This is an example of how not going outside can affect ones mental health.

    Friedman, Lauren F. “11 Scientifically Proven Reasons You Should Go Outside.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 9 Apr. 2014,
    In this article, reasons why you should go outside are discussed and exemplified through case studies. In particular, the article talks about how going outside can release stress, restore mental

  4. Inquiry Project Annotations and Citations
    Elissa Munsterman

    Question: How to take better photos?

    (1st Person Account)
    This first person video enunciates the tips and ways on how someone can take better pictures. For example, this video talks about finding patterns, angles, light, finding contrast between the subject and background, and using natural line to lead the eye into the picture.
    SteveMcCurry. Youtube. visited by me on (October 16th, 2019).

    This speech informs the audience on how to take great photos- even on your cell phone. A Ted talk speaker, Emily Pidgeon, talks about how it doesn’t matter about having a good camera, she believes that good photography comes from good photographers that think creatively and makes the most of what they have. Some tips she shared was to 1. Move around, get pictures from different positions 2. Think before you shoot, capture the world as you see it and share your unique perspectives with others and 3. Take lots of photos, it will give you lots of options to find which one looks perfect for you. Which one makes you feel with great emotion.
    How to take great photos- even with your cell phone.TedBlog.
    (Accessed October.16th, 2019).

    In this digital trend speech, Gannon Burgett, shares some tips and tricks on how to take the best photos. Some of the tips that Gannon shares is that in order to take better quality photos, you need to avoid using flash because the flash can produce unwanted artifacts like glowing eyes or overly lit skin. Keeping the lens clean is a big tip that goes most unnoticed, dirty lens can result your pictures to become cloudy as the oils and dirt diffuse the light as it enters your lens.
    How to Take Good Photos With Your Phone.Digital Trends. (Accessed October 16th, 2019).

    (Case Studies/ Examples)

    In this Case study, Nisim Mansurov, gives advice on how to perfect other people’s photos around the world that need help fixing. For an example, Nisim provides feedback to Steven Ross because Stephen was wondering why his pictures did not come out sharpened. Furthermore, Nisim’s analysis was that Stephen wasn’t staying still when taking the picture so he suggested for stephen to buy a tripod.
    Photography Life. Photography Case Studies. (Accessed October 16th, 2019).

    This study case, Widen Marketing addresses 16 tips on how to improve your photos. One is too keep backgrounds simple, it really focuses on the subject. Another is remembering to tap your phone screen to keep your images sharp, bright, balanced and proportioned. Lastly, editing is better than putting filters on your pictures. Filters make your images washed out and looks unrealistic.
    16 tips to take better marketing photos with your smartphone camera.Widen. October 16th, 2019).

    In Wabisabi learning study, Lindsay Kolowich, gives advice on how to take good photos with your phone. The easiest way to improve your photos is to turn on gridlines to line up your shot. Embrace negative spaces, being simple will make your pictures pop. Lindsay also gives some advice on how to take pictures with different perspectives, she has a link below to help others find different angles to take pictures.
    How to Take Good Pictures With Your Phone: 17 Tips and Tricks To Try. Wabisabi learning. October 16th, 2019).

  5. Brigithe Urgilez – Annotated Bibliography Due Oct. 17

    How to get impressive scenic view photos?
This source shows two different techniques on how to improve the quality of the camera. While you are taking the photo, you can wrap torn plastic around the edge of the camera to create blurred edges. The intention of using this method is that the middle of the image remains well-focused, while the edges become foggy. The second method will unfocus the background of the element and will highlight the main object or view of the landscape.

    Amiria GaleAmiria. (2018, November 29). 100 Creative Photography Ideas: Techniques, Compositions & Mixed Media Approaches. Retrieved from

    This source helped me to answer my question because it taught me that landscapes photography has to be taken in the very early morning at sunrise or in the evening at sunset. Finding a unique perspective with an excellent brightness or darkness is another technique that has to be used to get an impressive photo.

    Harmer, J., Harmer, J., Harmer, J., Harmer, J., Harmer, J., AuthorJim Harmer Facebook Twitter Google, … Google. (n.d.). 13 Ways to Make Your Photos Look Professional. Retrieved from

    This source points out how a night photo brings up life, and how I can acquire a good scenic view during the night. For having high-quality night photography, I will need a super-slow shutter speed and a tripod or stable surface to steady the camera. With one of these tools, I can shoot directly to the scenic view or object.

    Harman, C., & Christina. (2019, July 29). 20 Amazing Photography Tips and Techniques. Retrieved from
    The photojournalist Robert Capa narrates about good photography. The examples that he uses helps me realize that if I feel that my photo is not good enough, it is because I’m not close enough. To fix this, I have to take a step or two closer to the subject and fill the frame with the subject and see how much better it will look without wasted space. I can apply this advice in my photos so I can get an impressive picture.

    40 Tips to Take Better Photos. (2014, January 25). Retrieved from

    This source gives an example of the use of leading lines in photos and draws the viewer’s eye toward a specific part of the frame. The lines can be straight or circular. This technique creates a sense of depth in the image and makes the photo look purposefully designed. Following this example will enhance people’s attention to my pictures.

    Kolowich, L. (n.d.). Phone Photography 101: How to Take Good Pictures With Your Mobile Device. Retrieved from

    The lesson from the photographer Eirik Johnson about something ”ugly” can still make an exciting photograph helped me answer my question because most of my photos are taken in places with insects and a bunch of plants. So, he taught me that I can still capture a beautiful image despite the dirty, ruined, or decrepit location.

    Photolemur. (n.d.). 5 Fantastic Photography Tips from Famous Photographers Around the World. Retrieved from

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