You don't understand photos. Let's fix that.
Photography is the knack of turning perspective into art. It's not the random process of capturing images at random times. Even when you think it's a highly mechanical thing - like "ISS passing in front of the eclipsed moon" -
The framing of that final image and the fact that there's multiple exposures of the ISS cruising by reflects the composition of Theirry Regault, not just his presence in the right place at the right time with the right equipment.
Cameras are stupid simple. They're basically boxes with holes in them. You have control over how long the hole stays open and how wide it is and what the glass in front of it is doing. That's largely it. What makes photography art - what makes photography compelling - is how you turn your presence and your perspective into narrative.
Your stupid little gadget is just a fucking dashcam for your sweater. I'm not your prof but if I were, I'd fail your ass for going that way.
It's fucking insulting to propose that random 30-second increments of your position as distilled through a $130 pinhole CMOS will tell your audience as much about your "point of view" as a conscious effort to say "look at this, fuckers." I don't give two shits about what your sweater was pointed at this morning. I want to know what you saw, asshole. I want to know what you noticed. I want to know what you considered to be worth relaying to the outside world. I don't want the fuckin' black box, I want the captain's log.
You know why bullshit POV cams are annoying? Because they communicate three things:
1) "I don't care enough about you to tell you I'm taking your picture."
2) "I don't care enough about anyone else to make sure I'm showing them something good."
3) "I'm too precious to waste my own sweet time condensing and distilling the moments of my life into those bits that are actually interesting."
Know who bleeds out their life staring through viewfinders? amateurs. People who don't understand photography. People who haven't found the balance between experience and relation, people who don't understand that cameras aren't for mediation, they're for magnification. If I were to guess, your prof is working you through that process. More than that -
Hey, remember this?
See, up until smartphones it took a modicum of skill to take a decent photo. It took an investment. It made photos something of value, however ephemeral that value may have been. It made the art of taking photos something that people valued as a skill.
What you're effectively doing is making a conscious decision not to learn a skill.
And I've never seen you do that before.
Buy a Rebel for $400. Use it for the class. Then sell it for $350. Maybe buy another when you can afford it. But in the interim, don't do this stupid shit. It's beneath you as a storyteller, it's beneath you as a communicator, it's beneath you as a proponent of the visual arts, and it's beneath you as a member of the human race.