High School Photography Class

February 16, 2007 at 1:11 am 7 comments

Today I ran across my notebook from a black and white photography class I took in high school during the spring of 1993.  It’s a shame so many schools are cutting back on the arts.  I found these photographs to be much more interesting than the sterile similiarity provided by yearbook photos.  Some observations:

Things That I Love
I’m sure I was on some kind of assignment regarding light and composition or the like, but the subjects of the photos often reflected items I loved:

My Sister


My Brother (left)


My Cat


Pepsi!

I Had Laid Back Friends
I had some very agreeable friends back then.  For some of the pictures, I tried to imagine myself approaching my contemporary social circle with a similiar request.  I expect I would have very little luck.  For example, here is Chad Day at a playground near my house.

 
Chad (aka Bill) on the jungle gym

I can’t even convince Sean to smile for a picture on the U.S.S. Constitution…or at my company picnic.  Can you imagine his face if I approached him with, “Say I have an idea!  Climb up on that jungle gym and hang upside down.” 

A Secret Fetish?
I also learned a few little lessons about myself looking at these pictures.  I seemed to like people, particularly my sister, staring off in space.  I had a lot of close-ups.  And….apparently I really liked guys laying on the ground with theirs arms behind their heads.  I had THREE of those: 


Kevin Pick


Todd Eidam (aka Skylar Youngblood)


John Harding (aka Wishy)

All my pictures that I scanned from my high school photography class are available on my Flickr site.

About these ads

Entry filed under: Carolyn L, Chad D, Jay, John Harding, Kevin Pick, Photography, Rabei, Todd Eidam. Tags: .

From Love to Hate on Valentine’s Day Spring Plans – Skiing

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Clint  |  February 16, 2007 at 2:26 am

    Carolyn’s hot :)

    Reply
  • 2. Suresh Gundappa  |  February 16, 2007 at 4:58 am

    Good photos! Good shots! But some of the exposures are half stop high!

    Reply
  • 3. Christina  |  February 16, 2007 at 5:07 am

    That photo of Carolyn is really beautiful.

    Reply
  • 4. tgaw  |  February 16, 2007 at 9:21 am

    @Clint and @Christina – Carolyn was my most prominent subject and I don’t think it was because she was convenient. I think I was fascinated by her vivid blue eyes and that dark wavy hair.

    @Suresh- Thanks for commenting! I think you may have stumbled on why I became a computer programmer and not a photographer! ;) I just took a glimspe at your photos and they are absolutely stunning. You are definitely in the right field for you!

    Reply
  • 5. Aaron Snyder  |  December 1, 2007 at 3:03 am

    I gotta hand it to you, for highschool B+W class these are great. I love how much you got out of that class: introspectiveness, improved percerption etc. You are right it’s a shame that so many schools are cutting back on the arts. My school has a forever locked darkroom, it’s been “out dated” by everyone’s point and shoots. I kid you not, the photography teacher’s are about to let students use camera phones. I’m not saying everyone needs to become a pro-photographer, but why not give them the chance? I dunno, I guess I really liked your post: thought provoking and interesting. A few of the shots really weren’t that bad. (your sister is hot.)
    Great post.
    -Aaron Snyder

    Reply
  • 6. Carolyn  |  December 1, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks Aaron!

    Reply
  • 7. Valmir Guido Eidam  |  April 7, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    ugh, for yuo,
    i,m from brasil

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Flickr Photos

Ornament on Smithsonian 3D Site

Ornament on White House Web Site

library_of_congress_library

Ornament on Smithsonian 3D Site

Ornament on White House Web Site

More Photos

3D Printed Products

Tweets


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 69 other followers

%d bloggers like this: