Photography Class - Day 7 (The Last Day)

It was an amazing 7 days.  I am thankful for this opportunity to teach photography with young people.  I am thankful that one of the camp advisors remembered me and offered me a chance.  I am proud of the kids for their hard work and dedication and also to see the fruits of their labor.  I hope that I'll be able to do this again next year, even if I won't be a middle school teacher anymore (more about that later).

Watch the video below to see our last day experiences.  We toured a university campus and then held our graduation (show-and-tell) program in the evening.

And now for some of their images.  I'm impressed.  These images were taken with a Canon point and shoot camera and Bloggies.  I'm hoping that I may be able to write a grant for some dslrs so that I can teach with those in the future.  Ok, now back to their images:

That's all for now!  Thank you for following me on this journey.  I hope you have a wonderful July 4th weekend!

Photography Class - Day 6

Day 6 was a bit of a goofy day.  Yes, we were working - editing images, taking new ones, organizing the slideshow pictures, and so forth.  BUT, we were still being silly at the same time.

I hope I didn't miss anyone, but the students finally submitted their images for printing and I sent them off to Walgreen's.  I ordered each of them a 5x7 print of their chosen photograph.  After our field trip on tomorrow, there will be a graduation ceremony in the evening.  That's when the slideshow will play and also that's when I will be able to give the students their prints.  I'm looking forward to it.  Then, I'll be able to show you some of their work.

Until then, here's our silly video from Day 6.

Photography Class - Day 5

Monday was the 5th day of the photography class at camp.  We worked on finalizing some images.  When you work alone on something you've been doing for a while, it makes you forget how much longer it takes to work with others - especially kids of varying ages.  I asked one student, "Do you understand what I'm asking you to do or are you just being difficult on purpose?"  LOL  It wasn't because of the work.  I just needed the image.  Sometimes with young people, middle school/high school, they don't have a sense of time.  So, once she said that she wasn't trying to be difficult, I gently reminded her that I needed her image so that I could send it to the printer in order for her to be able to take home a keepsake from camp which would end in two days.  I know I've reiterated that each day of camp and I'll probably have to say it again tomorrow, but it will be worth it.

I'm so pleased with the images the students have submitted.  I can't wait to show you them once I have them all.  When one student said that she couldn't pick her favorite from three different images, I told her that that let's her know how good they really are.  So I chose all three to be printed.

I know I mentioned earlier that camp was 8 days long, but now it has been cut back to 7 because of July 4th holiday.  So, two days of camp left - one day of teaching and the last day will be a field trip to a university and that evening we will have graduation.