Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Reflecting on the Visual Storytellers

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

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 truly not much different than most other courses. That simply being: complete assignments to earn credit. I saw the girl with the flag, and I […]

Students Share Fast With the World

Students Share Fast With the World

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

With our city hosting the UCI Road World Championships this week, it was a fantastic opportunity for my photojournalism students to document the global event. Their assignment and challenge was to capture the mobile event and share their perspective of this large international event using mobile devices solely as their camera and digital darkroom. The results and stories are genuine, […]

New Semester Invites New Media

New Semester Invites New Media

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in A Passing Glimpse

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 […]

Good Stuff Through Curiousness

Good Stuff Through Curiousness

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

I shared a classroom with more than 100 creatives this semester. We debated, laughed, conversed, and more than a few times confronted our personal comfort zones. They were challenged, inventive, and at times hesitant to share their authentic voice. But when they did, it made the difference. With the fall semester coming to a close […]

Growth and Child Games

Growth and Child Games

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in A Passing Glimpse

Opportunities present themselves and provide growth. Growth is knowledge, experience, self-discovery, and eye, heart, and mind opening. Occasionally that opportunity thing requires a late night or two, maybe even three… and often those extended evenings begin as a before the sunrise morning start. Moving in a forward direction is a powerful motivator. Six years ago […]

all for one

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in A Passing Glimpse, education | 4 Comments

The start of the spring semester began last week in our VCU Master of Product Innovation program. We spent several days focusing on team building. Let’s just say it worked.