Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Photography Field Trip

Each year I take my high school art classes on a field trip to a part of the city where there is a lot going on and I suppose you can say that for most of Egypt. This time we went to "mansheya" and hit the food souq, the corniche, and walked about 2-3 km to Ramil station. I gave them a list of potential subject matter such as candids, close ups, shadows, buildings, etc. Each student had to take a minimum of 80 shots and maybe next year I will change that so that the focus will be more on composition; quality not quantity. One of the sad realities of digital photography is that most people don't think and frame their shots and as a result there is surplus of bad pictures. Each student had to turn in their 10 best shots and for most that was a struggle even after talking about the "rules of thirds" to death.

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