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First 2 Studio and Lighting Sessions

The first two sessions of my Studio and Lighting course have been a combination of theory and practice.  Since it is difficult to practice the concepts at home since I (and most of my fellow classmates) do not have a lighting setup (or enough space to set one up), each class includes a studio shoot.  […]

New Course: Studio and Lighting

After almost a two year hiatus, I’ve enrolled in a new photography class, Studio and Lighting, at PhotoManhattan. This course was recommended by my instructor of Intro to Photography as a good way to practice achieving the proper exposure in my pictures. It also came recommended as I said I was interested in macro and […]

Intro to Photography Wrap-Up

1053 This past week was my exhibition for Intro to Photography, marking the completion of the class. It was a little stressful since I waited until the last minute to order prints, but once my pictures were up on the wall it was really good. Several friends stopped by to check out my work and […]

Gallery Integrated and Homework 1

Today I was able to install Gallery2 and integrate it with WordPress through the WPG2 Plug-in. It took me a while to align everything correctly, but I’m relatively happy with the results. Finally instead of posting archives I can have all my shots viewable without download. 16 Over the next few days, I’ll be going […]

Intro Homework 4 Feedback

The next class after our 36-shot assignment was a critique of everyone’s work. I thought my pictures stood up pretty well to the rest of the class although it was clear several of them could have been much better. Several students commented on different shots. The instructor had some feedback on specific images: 2829: the […]

Intro Homework 4

Our fourth homework assignment for Intro to Photography was to take 36 pictures (a full “roll”) of a single object. Our chosen object did not have to be the primary subject of every shot, but the idea was to think about perspective and composition and view the object many different ways. I wanted to use […]

Intro Homework 3

Our third homework assignment for the Intro to Photography class was to choose a picture from another photographer that we liked and bring it in to class. The class critiqued each picture, pointing out the composition elements we learned in action. For this assignment, I choose a picture of the Nurburgring in Germany, taken by […]

Intro Homework 2 Feedback

At our third session, we critiqued everyone’s homework as a class. I was pleased that everyone liked my 30-second exposure with the playing cards. Somewhat ironically, that was the shot I spent the least time on and took the fewest exposures trying to create. Some of the other students also liked the shot of the […]

Intro to Photography Homework 2

Tonight I finished the second homework assignment for my intro to photography class. The assignment was composed of four parts: Three Slow Shutter Pictures: show motion through blur Three Fast Shutter Pictures: convey motion by freezing action One Pan Shot: capture an object in motion by blurring the background One Long Exposure: have fun with […]


Photography is a pastime that I’ve always liked. Now that I’ve invested in real equipment (a Canon EOS 40D Digital SLR camera) and started taking classes I’m taking the hobby more seriously. This site was created as a place for me to record the progress of my photography education. Here I’ll describe the shoots I […]