Last year I went to KHS to teach a class in portraiture work to the Advance Photography class, it was lots of fun and the kids were great so when I was asked to do it again I jumped at the chance. This year there were more kids so I was alittle scared about that because I wanted each kid to get some shooting time. So I did alittle talking and then we headed to the cafeteria and took lots of pictures. First off here is the group of super students. And you will notice not all Knox Redskins. Some are from other area schools because this is a vocational class.
And here is some of the things that I taught them. We had a crappy location for shooting (not very pretty) but I showed them that if they crop the photo tight and use the location right they can still get some good shots. I know I learn best by making mistakes so I would have the kids shoot we talked about what could be better and I snapped a shot and showed them how they could have done it differently.
We shot with one of the students sitting by the wall. first is student shot and then second is mine. Taking a tighter shot makes a huge difference.
This one I showed them that if there is a cool or even not so cool flooring that you can use that as a backdrop. Here is what the floor looked like… (someone said looks like 70′s LOL)
And here is what my shot looked like using the same space …
I know the students will go on here and look at this and hopefully this will help them see better what I was talking about.
Oh one more picture and huge thanks to Mr. Sullivan for asking me to speak to his class. It helps me out just as much as it does you because I think it fires me up and gets me more excited about photography.
Also I have to say that KHS has an awesome graphics program!!! I am in AWWW when I am there. I can’t wait to go back to talk to next Semester’s Class. Mr. Sullivan is lucky that I have Brandon at home or he would find me popping in his class all the time.
WAVES to everyone in the class. Feel free to drop a comment in the comment section, just no comments about how dorky I was! (just lie and say I was fun) PS I am on facebook, feel free to add me as a friend!