So we have made it to the end of the semester! This group finished out the semester with a critique for Color Theory Class. The last assignment was their “Final Four”, where students pick themes and topics based on found locations and situations. Nothing staged and no people or animals. This always makes for great photos because the students are issued a challenge to find something interesting and unique out of something that may be common or a popular location. Our instructors led the critique and we had a guest appearance from one of our former instructors Michael Schwarz. There were some great series and images this semester. We can’t wait to see what kind of work they put out as they grow into their second year!
Best know for his work during the civil rights movement, famous photographer Charles Moore died this week @ 79. During one of my classes last year we were asked to bring the top 10 photos we wished we would have taken and this image is one I brought with me. I think it is extremely powerful and tells many stories in just one photo. I really enjoy the rest of his work and it is very moving and speaks volumes of the time. He was present for many historical moments in our country. Read more on Charles Moore here. He will be missed!
I put this short video together for my friend Bob Newton. He is well-known for his elaborate Halloween costumes and this past one did not disappoint. What a great night we all had and I am definitely looking forward to what he pulls off this year!
This is my image for our on location shoot for Advanced Commercial class, and I had a great time with this shoot. The goal was to mix ambient light and strobe to produce a unique out of the studio shot. I enjoy shooting outside of the studio but we ended up creating this “mini studio” outside. I guess you can never really escape it, a studio is just where you are! 🙂
So one more week and another successful quarter is in the bag. Two more to go and we will officially be graduates of the Commercial Photography program @ Gwinnett Tech. It is hard to believe that this much time has flown by so quickly. I am really looking forward to next quarter which will be our internship and architecture. Today we worked on the last of the assignments due next week. Chaos from the last few weeks while working on our portfolios, has led to an increase in sugar consumption and decrease in our sanity. What a fun shoot that led to!
The last few weeks have been pushing us forward and quickly. Every week we have an assignment due to fill a spot in different sections of our portfolio. We have 5 different sections broken into A,B,C,D,&E with different categories based on landscapes, portraits, specialized study, commercial work, photoj, etc…The pages also have to follow the guidelines for our portfolio books we are buying. Its exciting to think how far we have come, September is not that far away!!
This was my assignment I turned in for Section A-where photojournalism falls…I need to work on the print and will turn this in again at the end of the quarter.