Last Class

Herewith, the last of the photos from my “Digital Photography Shooting Workshop” class at New York University. Tonight was the last night, sadly, but I learned a hell of a lot, a hell of a lot. And I had a tremendous amount of fun, too, which doesn’t hurt at all. All of which is the result of the easy-going yet comprehensive expertise of our instructor, Joe Holmes; he’s going to be teaching this course again in the fall, and if you own a digital SLR camera and want to become a better photographer, I highly recommend signing up. Worth every penny.

In just the four short weeks in which the class ran, I grew pretty fond of my classmates, and we all built a nice little camaraderie in shooting out in the field and in our Wednesday night critiques. It’s kind of sad to see it’s all over, and I hope it’s not last time I’ll see all of them. Luckily, one of them set up a Flickr group for us all to continue sharing photos with one another.

In the meantime, I’m posting my final selects here (each thumbnail links to the full-size picture over at Flickr). They were all shot this past Saturday afternoon out at Coney Island, in the staging area for the annual Mermaid Parade. Now I’m going to get some sleep.

  1. Just want to let you know i enjoy reading the posts about your class…I will miss them 🙂

    I particularily enjoyed reading about how one goes about just taking shots of random people (with much bravery). That’s the part that’s always held me back from getting creative with the camera. I thought there was some big secret, but you revealed it’s mostly about guts and timing. That was interesting to digest.

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