Sunday, March 14, 2010

A few last words...

Hi folks
Thank you for your participation, experimentation and efforts in my first Photography 101 class! With very few pre-conceived ideas about the knowledge and abilities of the class when we began, I was impressed with your openness to experiment, work, fail, and learn from your experiences and those of others. You created some wonderful images during the class many of which were ‘WOW’ images.
The comments you wrote on your evaluation feedback sheets have been very helpful in refining the material and techniques I will include in the next class. Some things you said:
What I learned:
·       Composition techniques
·       Better understanding of Depth of Field
·       I can publish my photos!
·       Post-processing tips
·       Not to be afraid to just shoot!
·       POV “I always just shot at eye level”
·       How to blog
·       Places to find more information on Photography
·       Make the class longer
·       Review time/brain backup time (pause and reflect)
·       Look at fewer photos but spend more time on them
·       More editing info
·       Larger end of class project
·       More in depth
·       Longer
 Of course I have thought about a bunch of things that I should have covered and said in the class since it ended, but I have been keeping good notes so I can improve the next time around.
Once again, thank you for making my first adult ed experience a great one!  Please drop me an image or a link when you do something you are particularly happy with. I love seeing your work.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Last Class!

I believe that I have contacted everyone by now but...

In addition to your photojournalism shot and caption, I would like you to bring in 2-3 of your favorite images to share with the class. They should have been shot by you but the do not need to be 'recent'.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Photo Journalism Submissions!

Lisa (from Wilton) is going crazy!! She has submitted photos to 2 places and been published by BOTH! She got the home page (I call it a 'cover-shot') of the Daily Bulldog and... The Natural Resources Council of Maine 'My Maine This Week' image which can be seen here:  Awesome Lisa, who's next?!

With temperatures reaching the mid-fifties on Sunday, these hens appear to enjoy the mild weather, and a little gossip, in a Jay backyard.

Photo by Lisa Bryant


"Opportunities are like sunrises - if you wait too long, you miss them.” William Arthur Ward.  Winter sunrise in Jay Maine.

Photo taken by Lisa Bryant.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Checking in...

OK, it’s been awhile since our last class! I hope you have been shooting lots of photos. I’m not sure if I told you that for every 100 shots I take, I’m doing well if I get 1 or 2 that I would consider sharing with others. As you shoot more, the ratio of shots-to-keepers will improve.
What to do if you have 10 or 15 shots that you are happy with!?  Put together a little slideshow using your editing software, dim the lights, and ask a family member or friend to sit at your computer and tell you their favorites. this feedback can help you narrow your images to the 3-4 you will share on Thursday.
To clarify on the homework:

a. Choose 1 theme/shooting assignment from the list on the blog and follow it.
b. Bring 3-4 of your best images to class to share. Try and include one example of natural framing.
c. If your camera will allow you to set the f-stop (apertures), then experiment with depth-of-field.

Keep it fun. Follow the ‘Creativity Tips’ in the links on the blog.