Showing posts with label Teaching. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teaching. Show all posts

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunset For The Class

---Sunset Solitude---

Last night was the last Landscape Photography class until fall.
It was field trip night to a local park. A very warm evening but everyone enjoyed it.
As you can see the sunset alone was worth the trip. 
Nature put on a good show for us.
Thank you to all the students who attended. 
Part of the fun for me is to watch your images grow better & better as the class progresses.
Be sure to watch this blog for next falls' schedule.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Spring At The Park


Here I go again with a path, a trail, or a set of steps.
I think that all artists are at least somewhat into 
metaphors.  Pathways, trails, and steps are some 
of my favorites.

This photo is from Wednesdays' class at the Springfield Museum.
We took a short field trip to a local park to see and record the changes
that the colors of Spring make in what is normally a drab scene.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bridge Span

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?
Ah, that is the life.