An Overtime Victory

My students at the pond a week ago, minus one who couldn't make it that night; we were glad she did come to class last night.
My students at the pond a week ago, minus one who couldn't make it that night; we were glad she did come to class last night.

I have to say, teaching photography is one of the most fun things I do. It’s particularly fun when we have more people in the class, and, like the last three weeks, people who want to be there and aren’t afraid to be creative and learn.

Modeling a pair of my sunglasses.
Modeling a pair of my sunglasses.
At the pond last week.
At the pond last week.

Last night, despite the fact that I was starting to catch a headcold, we had an amazing time. First we climbed the fire training tower, which works great for two reasons: one, it is something my students seldom get to photograph or even see up close, and two, since it is four stories tall, it provides all kinds of perspectives in the high-low direction, letting them see how to shoot from better places than standing on the floor with their knees locked.

As it got dark, we fooled around with slow-sync in the parking lot, blending flash and existing light.

One of our crew uses a one-handed method while checking out slow-sync mode.
One of our crew uses a one-handed method while checking out slow-sync mode.

Finally inside, I brought out some of the products I brought for them to shoot as simulated commercial jobs, items like mirrored sunglasses and wine bottles. We cranked up the strobes and went to work, and everyone got so involved and creative with it that we actually went 15 minutes into overtime.

Great bunch, great fun.

Yours truly modeling the latest in digital imaging technology (actually I am staring at a 2002-era 5.1MP CCD I pulled out of a Minolta DiMage 7i digital camera.)
Yours truly modeling the latest in digital imaging technology (actually I am staring at a 2002-era 5.1MP CCD I pulled out of a Minolta DiMage 7i digital camera.)
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2 Comments

  1. What a honker. At least you didn’t have any stray nose hairs. 🙂

    I love the first image in this post; looks like a nice bunch of happy people enjoying the evening.

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