Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WAW #14 - Action

So I have been super bad about keeping up on my Weekly Assignment Wednesdays... I even went so far as to skip completely weeks #12 & #13! Though I might come back to them eventually (the assignments were "The Rule of Thirds" and "Breaking the Rule of Thirds"). I have just been so busy with the end of the school year, wrapping up this term of my graduate program, and planning this wedding/honeymoon! I have honestly felt like my life is a giant to-do list and the thought of taking on anything else, just stressed me out! But enough whining and excuses, it is time for me to play catch up!

The completion of assignment #14 - to capture action or movement, actually happened by sheer accident. I brought along my Canon DSLR to a gathering of friends to play with and to capture some memories. Well, when I looked back through them, I realized that I had managed to take a few interesting action shots... it just might not be the type of action most people would think of when they hear that word. ;)

My friend Michelle's dog Friday - Fluff in motion!

Jeffrey & our friend Sarah rocking out - Dance Party Action!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


This year I decided to take my passion for photography into the classroom and share it with my students. We have been working on a photography unit in art this term and the results have been exciting and inspiring. I have been so impressed with how quickly they picked up the concepts of photo composition and how much creativity they have brought to it. I especially love that it has allowed some students who might not be strong in fine motor skills (i.e. drawing, painting, etc) to really succeed. (It's one of the reasons I love photography for myself... it allows me to be the artist I always wanted to be).
Today we went out for the afternoon, armed with our digital cameras and two of my film babies - my Pentax K1000 and my Olympus Pen F. As the kids were buzzing about taking photos on the digitals, I would pull them aside in small groups and show them how to work the film cameras and they got to take a few shots themselves. We didn't quite get through everyone, so I haven't been able to see the results yet, but I can hardly wait!
Their excitement and joy for photography inspired me to get back on the blog and post some of my favourite photos from my last roll taken on my Pentax (from April and May! Shame on me for being such a procrastinator!).

~ M