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. We covered everything in the tips and tutorials section, including shooting white on white, and much much more!
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.