For me, two things about sketching from a photograph stand out. First, with the picture right there I keep seeing things I want to fix, I had to give myself a timer or else I'd spend hours trying to get it "perfect". Secondly, no songbird I've seen would stay still for 15 minutes!
1. I really enjoyed the field journals and field collection notes I did for my archaeology and botany classes. I joined this class because I'd like to start incorporating watercolour but have never worked with that medium.
2. The journals that had notes to go with the sketches felt the most familiar and fit best with how I process information.
3. I really liked how many different types of physical journals were shown - small, large, blank, lined, landscape or portrait, cards or books - it emphasized how personal and versatile this all is. There really isn't a "one way is the correct way".