Last Day for a Field Trip!

Today was the last opportunity this 2012-2013 school year to go on a field trip!  I took full advantage of it and went to the National Zoo with 65 Photography One students. We traveled via the metro into DC. It was a pretty drizzly damp day, but that did not dampen the spirits of my photographers . They were looking for patterns and textures, their animal likeness...and the overall culture of the zoo. I am looking forward to what they captured in their cameras!


...because it's my birthday! that's why...

    Today is my birthday! I love all the wonderful cards I receive. Today I want to give a shout out to an incredible artist! I must give thanks to Aunt Bonnie for her amazing cards, candor and creativity. She creates her own cards for every holiday, birthday and just thinking of you! Opening these awesome gifts is something I have really grown to look forward to! Not only does she make the cards, she considers the recipient as she composes. Each card carries a personalized touch that is skillfully executed. Love how she knows me so well!


Plan to participate in World Pinhole Day 2013!

Mark your calendars and dig out and prepare your Pinhole Cameras! World Pinhole Day is a week away! 
     I would love to see the images you capture and the camera you use to capture them. Although I could find no events here near me... I plan to encourage many folks to get out next weekend around Northern Virginia and utilize their homemade cameras! Will you do the same?

Snappy Saturday!

Get out today and take some pictures!!!


National Gallery of Art

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop
National Gallery of Art
This week I had the great pleasure of taking my photography students to the National Gallery of Art to view the Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop exhibition!

       There were a total of 46 students that participated over the course of two days. The computer graphics teacher and I are using this as a launching point for our students to collaborate to see and explore the commonalities between the Darkroom and Photoshop. We toured and discussed the content and techniques of the photographers work in the exhibition in the first half of the workshop.     
        The exhibition is on view in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor. The second half of the workshop the students created Polaroid transfers and altered the images with watercolor crayons, sharpies, and modpodge. The imaginations and rapid fire production of these students are incredible!





Jane's Carousel

We loved Jane's Carousel in DUMBO.

Lewie and Eddie got up close and personal with the horses.

Lewie rode four times! Round and round he goes...