To get things going in the right direction and with tuition covered by my uncle Roger and aunt Marsie, I was able to enroll in three commercial photography courses at The Art Institute of Seattle. For most homework assignments I'd take walks around different neighborhoods with my camera just to see what I could see. For my 'Photo Design' course taught by Jeff Parks, he wanted us to makes images based on a different rule of composition each week. I enjoyed the exercises, and for this first outing it looks like I was trying to follow the rule of thirds and to focus on Line. In the first image I wish the husky was looking in the direction of the cat sign, but I still think it's a nice juxtaposition between the two. The second is of a street kid who asked if I had any spare rolls of film he could use. The third's just a snapshot I like.