Out with the class last night. Not too chilly but with enough of autumn in the air to let you know that fall is upon us. Pumpkins were in evidence as yard decorations in front of the museum. The red maple looked great in the night lights.
I will be teaching a Landscape Photography class at the museum in June.
The class will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 PM on Wednesdays for 4 weeks.
Starting June 16th. The cost is $50.00. You MUST have a DSLR and be able to use it.
Three weeks of intensive class work with the last class being a field trip.
If you are interested go to: firstname.lastname@example.org and tell her that you would like to sign up for the Landscape Photography class.
The class did not make it into the regular summer brochure,
for a variety of reasons, but it is being offered.
Hope to see you there.
Just a quick photo of one wall of my show.
I think it looks very nice.
The lighting is much improved over a few years ago.
It will hang through the end of the month, so if you are in the neighborhood
please drop over.
Don’t forget to sign the guest book.
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Tonight is the last session of my Night Photography class.
Final exam session where we go downtown and take real photos.
The police have been notified.
Tripods and cable releases are at the ready.
Batteries are charged and CF cards are formated and waiting.
It is always a pleasure to watch the students learn and grow.
They cross the bridge from, “how do I work my camera”to “WOW, I didn’t know I could do that!”
I remember, as I am sure that some of you do, the first time I watched a print come up in the developer tray. I remember the look on my father’s face as he saw the wonder in mine. Now, I understand that look.
I crossed that bridge when I was twelve years old and I have never looked back.
A life in art, in my case, photography, has to be one of the very best lives a person can live.
What could be better than a life devoted to the process of creation?
To the sharing of beauty with others?
To your personal growth and development as an artist?
To be truly alive and in the flow of ideas and inspiration?
Tonight begins the class in night photography that I am teaching at Art Interface in Springfield.
We have had some problems getting things rolling due to the remodeling at the museum where classes are held.
This will be the first time that I have taught it with digital cameras included. Up until now I have used this class as yet another way of teaching the movements of view cameras as well as reciprocity correction and differential film development.
So, this will be an interesting experience for me. Don’t tell the students but I may learn more than they do. That seems to be the way things work out when I teach. I always learn more that the students. There is such a variety of cameras, questions, and ideas that I get more out of it than I had expected.
I will be working with digital only this time, leaving my view camera at home. We shall see what comes from that. I have been using the digital off and on for several years now and am at the point of considering moving to digital capture for all my work. So this will be another test for both me and the equipment. I will keep you posted on my experience and I will post some work from the class when we get out of the class room and into the field.