Photography Class Update

It is very out of character for me not to be sharing my classroom experiences, and for that I am very sorry! (all the photos in this post were assignments) To be honest, when I started the Photographic Imaging program this past August, it was a lot of work. Long time fans of my blog, dating back to the Serendipity Mommy days know there is nothing I love more than sharing my photography work. What I didn’t know at the time, even with having a photo class 6 years ago, is that I was not much more than a lucky photographer with a good eye.

Continuous lighting, metal

Continuous lighting, metal

What I mean is, two semesters into this 2-year degree have taught me that I have talent but knew nothing about photography, particularly the mechanics, color theories, and especially how much I need to take my talent to the next level. This semester so far has been very difficult. It’s not that it’s hard to press the shutter button. It’s the other classes that I am learning about color correction and calibrations, correctly converting to Black and White images, even learning the history. There’s one class in particular called Visual Literacy, and it’s about learning the history of photography and reading the visual message in photographs. I love the way it expands my thinking. At the same time, this class is confusing as hell on outside assignments.

Natural Light, Metal

Natural Light, Metal

Simply put, I didn’t know if I had a problem with staying organized or if this semester is just harder. It is both. Even the younger classmates without families and a blog to keep alive are having a rough time. Still, I am learning a lot. I only wish I didn’t have forty bazillion projects for class because I’d love nothing more than to just get out with my camera and put my teachings to work. I’ll get it, my course load will lighten next semester and even more a year from now as I near graduation but I can’t wait anymore to make the time to SHARE with you, since I know in my heart that most of you come here to enjoy my photography! We did food photography last week and as you can imagine I LOVED it, first time photographing food in studio lights. My prof actually works for a company that makes plastic serving stuff and he has done food photography for years, working for places like Meijer and Kellogg’s..he and my Vis. Lit. profs are going to be my ticket into a job with food photography someday and with that, I will be able to use BOTH of my degrees, which is just amazeballs.

 

Continuous Light, metal reflective

Continuous Light, metal reflective

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"Sound"

“Sound”

Eggs, Dual light source (Daylight and Tungsten)

Eggs, Dual light source (Daylight and Tungsten)

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Game Board, strobe flash

Place Setting, reflective metal, Strobe flash

Place Setting, reflective metal, Strobe flash

Food Photography, Strobe flash

Food Photography, Strobe flash

About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. an an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace

Comments

  1. I have a feeling your food photogprahy is going to take off, if that last image is any indication 😉

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