The best photo I took of 2015 had to be the photo of daughter Savannah and all her many activities. I call Savannah ““Multipotentialite.” She has this wonderful imagination about life. She often finds the adventure in everything and has … Continue reading
The rain cleared up just in time to get my students some great experience shooting on location. The sky turned into some beautiful colors from blue to pink to purple. I brough my camera out and took some shots for … Continue reading
The past several years as a photographer, I have always focused on pure documentary. I love the idea of telling peoples lives and stories. Even as a trained Combat Cameraman, I tend to always reveal the truths of what goes … Continue reading
Over the weekend, (March 20-22) I participated in the DC Shoot Off, hosted by Visual Media Workshop. Whats the Shoot Off?? Shoot Off Visual Media Workshops is a not for profit program for our military and civil service photographers. The … Continue reading
I often get asked, what I do for the U.S. Navy Reserves… I just reply with ” I take pictures.” However, after going through this training for the second time, I realize that there is more to my job. I … Continue reading
Photo Booth Projects from 2014
Since I started teaching as lecturer, one of my favorite assignments is the PhotoBooth Project. This project was introduced to me when I was looking into Grad Schools. A few years ago while applying to Grad school I met a wonderful young lady who was attending LSU. Her name is Mercedes Jelinek!! See her website here: mercedesjelinekphotography
She is an amazing photographer and I was so fortunate to meet her. I have been following her for quite sometime and I was fascinated by her Photo Booth Project! Check out what she had to say about the project on my blog: MERCEDES JELINEK Photo Booth Project.
The Photo Project allows my students to really engage with the community, push their comfort zones and work on there photography skills.
Here are the rules:
You pick a high volume location of people, Beach, neighborhood, campus, outdoor mall, parks, skate park, etc. You must set up a Photo Booth like area. Backdrops, camera on tripod with sign. You must record your process and the different people. You can do with with your cellular phone or videocamera and upload to the blog. Each photo that is taken must be given to the person. (ie email or give them the link to your blog) I suggest getting a quote or some saying from the person that you photograph. You must have at least 20- 30 images.
Last semester, all the students did an exceptional job and exceeded all my expectations!!! I was so proud of my students. Check out their work! And if you have time, give them feed back!!! Thanks!