I am very excited that I have the opportunity to teach Dual Enrollment classes through Kendall College of Art and Design. This semester I am teaching students an Introduction to Photography course where they will learn a variety of ways to capture images. Our first assignment was all about perspective and point of view. The results offered a variety of solutions that showed new aspects of the everyday.
In addition to formal assignments, I have been giving students challenges that help them better apply the concepts being discussed during class lecture and in the reading.
We had two snow days in the last week, so I challenged students to take pictures that characterized the snow. Here are two examples of the types of images students made when they were stuck home from school due to the snow days.
We are moving onto our next assignment, which deals with the concept of motion. Last class we went over a variety of photographers who use this concept in their work and then discussed the basics around the use of shutter speed to capture motion. Although they do not have to specifically incorporate any panning motion images in their next assignment, I wanted to challenge students to do one with people and the other with an object. Here are three results:
Teaching Visual Arts since 2004 and making images since picking up a crayon.