Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
It's that time again... One of my favorite classes during each session of my Intro to Photography class that I teach at the Light Factory: The Night Shoot Field Trip!
No real lecture. Just the students and their cameras and tripods... and some crazy available light provided by uptown Charlotte.
Everyone seems to have a genuinely good time and are pretty amazed at the images they have captured by the end of the evening.
I'll try to remember to post images from tonight's shoot as soon as I get them processed.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
- tried writing for someone else
- become disillusioned
- received sad news about my family
- dislocated my knee
- and lost faith in my visual voice
So I took stock and I think I am beginning to see the light beyond the water's surface. I'm still a few feet below the surface... There are some scary things floating around. And I'm still not 100% certain if the things I'm clinging to for support are going to help me break through or if they will drag me further down.
But I have to start over somewhere and I think that might be here.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
We met at the Light Factory at 5:15 in the parking lot and carpooled to the location. It only took a few minutes to get there so we had to wait for the sun to start to set. Traffic whizzed by behind AND below us as we stood on the bridge with our tripods and cameras. People honked. CATS buses shook the bridge (always a stomach churning feeling… one of the students stayed close to solid ground which ended up not only feeling more safe, but provided a great vantage point for his shots).
As the sun finally started to set, the shutter speeds got longer. One student was experimenting with his exposures and got the first hints of the car trails with a 2-½ second exposure. Then it was on! Everyone was experimenting and asking questions and getting shots that they were happy to call theirs. We were even briefly joined by on the bridge by another photographer who saw the group and wanted to benefit from “safety in the numbers.”
They all had a blast and were still shooting three hours later! My fingers and toes were numb, but it was thrilling to have these guys bring their cameras over to me to show off their images in their LCD monitors.
I get to do it again on Wednesday night with my other class…