Thursday, November 3, 2011

Taking Control

This week I've been working on, among other things, one of the 3 books I'm writing. It's a course-book based on my Intro to DSLR class that I teach at the Light Factory and it's designed to get people to take control of their digital cameras instead of shooting in Auto mode.

It's an interesting exercise --- going through my syllabus and seeing how the information flows best and trying to write everything down so that it makes sense. The dynamic is different when you don't have a student in front of you and you don't have their interaction to see if what you just laid out actually makes sense and helps them grasp the concepts.
A confused expression on a person's face speaks volumes and is, in my experience, one of the best forms of feedback a teacher has.

One of my photographic goals in life is to give as many people as possible the information they need to take control of their images... so they can show the world what they see instead of just accepting that whatever happens when they click the shutter is the actual truth.
Now it seems I have tasked myself with taking control of words, not just images. It's a little outside my comfort zone, but it feels good.

1 comment:

Ginny said...

I'll buy a copy of your book when you've finished it!