A few weeks ago we worked with several classes from Clay, Lee and Owsley County schools exploring basics of photography to creatie pictures with a purpose. Students are working on various projects involving landscapes, portraits and stories about their communities.
Exercises are designed to get the student thinking about how they can help the viewer engage with the image and understand what the photographer is trying to communicate.
During the individual classes, we covered common techniques used by many professional photographers – Basics of Photography. Each student then created images demonstrating those techniques. In the tradition of any good project-based lesson, we shared our photos and spent time critiquing the work so we could all benefit from the examples of what worked and what didn’t. Mistakes make you better.