As a photography teacher, one of my very favorite projects that my students do is an A to Z final project at the end of the year. This project allows them to showcase all the skills they've learned throughout the year - composition, technical camera skills, and the use of various lenses and creative Photoshop (or Pixlr) techniques. Since I have personally never done this project before, but always love what my students come up with, I thought I would take the next 26 days to push myself creatively. On Day 1, I simply took an avocado from the kitchen - hello, ordinary objects! - and decided to see what I could make of it.
Canon 100mm Macro Lens, f/6.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 800. Post-Processing in Lightroom.
Although I enjoy sharing my own work, since teaching is my greatest passion, I will also be posting some of my favorite student work from this project. I am inspired by students every day, and love seeing them expand their creative horizons.
When not taking photos of family and friends or traveling around the world, I can be found in my classroom at Eagle Peak Middle School! Teaching has always been my passion and it is amazing being able to share my passion for photography and design with my students.