I spent last week doing something a little bit different. It did involve food and photography, but this was a completely new experience to me. You could say, I was on the other side of the camera.
Usually, when a photographer says they were on the other side of the camera it means modeling, no I wasn’t modeling here. I was teaching! I always thought that it would be fun to teach a class, so when the opportunity came about to teach one, at the Light Factory in Charlotte, I was very excited about the opportunity.
For this class, I got to design the curriculum and all the content it would cover. I decided it would be best to have a mix of lecture/demonstrations and plenty of hands on shooting. I had a great group of students who caught on quicker than I could have anticipated, and as a group were able to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time.
The final day of class culminated with the students taking everything they had learned throughout the week and creating their own shots! I was incredibly impressed and proud with how well they did! With them excelling so quickly I had some free time. Naturally, I gravitated towards taking some video and stills of them hard at work.
Thank you to Laura, Paige, John, and Roland. It was a pleasure getting to know you last week and thank you for making my first teaching experience such a great one! I enjoyed teaching so much that I want to do it again! After football season is over, I will be offering several workshops in Charlotte. More to come on that in the future. Also a heads up, there are some HUGE changes that will happen to the blog in the next couple of weeks, so I will share those with you when the time is right! Have a great week.