|Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 400, ƒ/2.8, 30 sec|
I started the week by taking some tourist photos around The Big Island. I had never been to the top of Mauna Kea. Often above the clouds, the night skies are often clear and bright, rivaling any other stargazing location in the world!
|Nikon D4, 28-300mm, ISO 12800, ƒ/8, 1/50|
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/4, 1/140|
This class will teach photography, some lighting, a little video, design and leadership skills so these students can then lead communication teams overseas to help document things like human trafficking, orphanages and other social justice issues.
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/210|
The class is going to the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference in Fort Worth, TX next month to take part of the student workshop and the rest of the conference.
I offered to meet with each student one-on-one and talk about whatever they wanted to ask me or talk about. Here are some of the students who took me up on that offer.
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 1000, ƒ/2.8, 1/500|
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 640, ƒ/3.6, 1/500|
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 1600, ƒ/4, 1/500|
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 5000, ƒ/3.6, 1/500|
|Fujifilm X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/20|
Teaching helps me grow so much. The students questions are very intentional and make you think about why you do the things you do. Is this the industry standard or is this my preference. I don't want to mislead them and think this is how you have to do something when other photographers do it another way and are successful.
There is a synergy when you get this many people together studying photography. They are not just learning from the instructor, they learn from one another. I cannot recommend enough the value of a class with working professionals can make in your life as this school is doing here.
They have already had Gary Chapman teach. They have Robin Nelson, Greg Schneider and Esther Havens coming later to teach them as well. Everyone of the speakers has already said they wanted to be in the class and hear the other speakers as well.
If you are interested in this type of a class then click here to learn more.
Check back to see how my last day went with the students.