“In-Studio Flowers” and “Self-Portraiture” – Week One of my “Intermediate Shooting Techniques” class
“This class is one of the more demanding classes that MPW offers. The homework assignments are tougher and the critiques are more rigid, but the rewards are worth it!”
After attending the first two of six classes, as well as our recent field trip to Greenfield Village, I can attest that this description is absolutely correct!
I am happy to report that Bryce Denison, the Director of MPW and the instructor for my recent “DSLR Fundamentals of Photography” class at Schoolcraft College, is also the instructor for “Intermediate Shooting Techniques” at MPW. He not only has an impressive educational background and extensive hands-on experience to teach “anything and everything photography”, but I absolutely love his style of teaching.
I have been so looking forward to this particular class ever since I began my re-educational journey and one of the comments made by Mr. Denison in our first class only served to fuel the fire of my desire for this class. He basically said that upon successful completion of “Intermediate Shooting Techniques”, we will have gained the necessary knowledge and learned the best skills possible to move our photography to the next level and create images worthy of printing, framing and sharing with the world! We will not only learn to master the technical aspects of photography but we will learn how to “see photographically”, to shoot with insight, perception and creativity! And so it begins……………………
It was in our very first class that I shot my first “in-studio” photographs of a variety of cut flowers and it was in our very first class that I was challenged to “look within myself, to dig deep into my psyche” and create six self-portraits.
Below are four of my “In-Studio Flowers” and six images for my “Self-Portraiture” homework assignment. Enjoy. And don’t forget to stay tuned for results of our “Intermediate Shooting Techniques” field trip to Greenfield Village.