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.

Photography Class - Day 4

Thursday was a pretty exciting day.  Both groups of kids came to class excited and ready to continue working on their photography projects.  When I arrived, one of the students had already been taking photographs in all of the morning classes.  She even took the initiative to take a photograph of each teacher and the camp leaders.

A few kids started uploading the images from everyone else's sd cards and Bloggie cameras so that they could select the images to be used for the slideshow at graduation.  Others worked on finalizing an image to have on display for Parent Night.

It was a long day, but when Parent Night started, I was overjoyed to see the support from families.  We served pizza to everyone and introduced all of the staff.  Also, one of the camp facilitators informed parents of what is needed to prepare for college.  Afterwards, parents and students were able to mingle and see the exhibits from all of the classes.  The culinary group even made homemade tortilla chips and salsa!  Students wanted me to meet their parents or grandparents and I was glad to of course.  It's always so refreshing to see students proud of their work.

Here's a little video of our Parent Night.  Here you'll be able to see some of the students' work.