In preparation for writing this reflection, I took some time to reflect on what this course has meant to me as an instructor. In short and technically, the course was really not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag and I knew I had […]
Creating a powerful and impactful story or image no longer requires that the photojournalist carry a bag of expensive cameras, lenses, and tripods. Capturing and sharing creative, personal, and engaging stories has changed with the technology of today’s smartphones and handheld devices. This semester I’m teaching a New Media Photojournalism course at VCU. All student […]
I sipped coffee by the lake this morning just to process this day infamously and always to be known as 9/11. Sitting in the Blue Ridge sunshine, I remembered watching the events of that morning. It remains a day of horrors as the world changed and unfolded minute by minute. Despite the ugliness of the day, the […]
While testing my new old school Gossen Luna Pro light meter for the first time yesterday, I was greeted by two highlights. First were the rich and deliciously true light readings for my camera’s exposure settings. The second came with one of the test shots, unveiling a haunting resemblance of my father through my reflection.
I have a list of favorite things that wrap themself around my life. Even after deleting a few of those faves from my youthful years, my list still stretches longer than I can reach. Following last night’s wintery weather, I spent today’s lovely Saturday morning with a few of my listed items. Each of these […]