The Practical Classroom
As I mentioned yesterday, I had my second class. This one was about landscape photography and my thoughts on it. I had the same people again, plus one. It was nice to see the class growing. We started in the classroom again, went over some old stuff and since they haven’t seen me for a month, there were questions. It was great to see that they are all progressing with their images.
After out talk about landscape photography, it was time to try it out in the field, so we went to Edendale Farm to take some photos. I think the practical experience is great for people learning about photography. I am not there to take photos, but I did manage to take a few.
I don’t know what happened with this image, I really like it, but there is something surreal about it. The lighting is so strange. I don’t know what you think, but I was worried about it first, but then I got used to it. It is nothing like what I remember.
This was the same, very strange, though, having said that, it does look better on this computer than it did on my laptop. It was overcast, but the light was very bright. I had a hard time seeing because of the brightness. This image doesn’t look at all like I remembered the scene either. It is always great when that happens.
What a great scene. Here are my students with their tripods taking photos of all around them. The farm was an interesting place to go and take photos. I had never been there before, but the big paddock was empty so we were able to go in and take photos. The first two images I took were taken in there.
I remember what it was like when I first started photography, and they remind me of myself. The questions and the thirst to improve. It was a great experience. I had a great time, I hope they did as well. Afterwards we went back to the classroom and went through their images and I offered suggestions on how to improve their images.
The next class I am teaching at Living & Learning Nillumbik is next month on the 13th of October. We are going to be photographing Still Life images. I might have to take some of my lilies. They are such lovely flowers. I am going to be showing them how to use what light you have available to take these images. Should be fun.
Tomorrow is my tutorial day. I am going to be doing a tutorial on an image I was sent. It was from someone who is also a blogger and she has kindly agreed to let me use it for a tutorial. More details tomorrow.