Here are the pictures I presented to my class for my first photo assignment:
My teacher said that my pictures reminded him of puzzle pieces that you needed to fit together to tell a story. While he said he liked my images and how they evoked some kind of nostalgia, he said that I needed to leave my pictures more to chance and step back (not zoom in so much) and let things happen rather than try to control my pictures so much.
For class, the teacher is making us make prints each week of ALL of the photos we make. I can't tell you how much fun it was to receive a bunch of photos from the photo store and flip through them like a new issue of US Weekly. It's been years since I've done that and was complete and utter fun--just like it used to be. I just might start making photo albums again! (And by the way, some of these images look tons better printed.)