I made the offer a few weeks ago. And several students took me up this weekend.
I need to work on my portrait photography, and several sophomores in the Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts needed headshots. Why not offer a free photo shoot, so that I could get some practice and they could (I hope) get some decent shots?
Several of the students have posted photos on Facebook, so I’m sharing a sample of the work we did on Saturday and Sunday! —
I’ll have these three in MUSC 2910 Applied Musicianship for Musical Theatre this semester, and get to witness these glorious talents three times a week.
I am working on my sun photography, using the special filter. Not quite there yet.
Saturday. 1p.m. ISO 6400. f5. 1/100th second.
K and I traveled across the Mississippi on Friday evening, driving south on state roads in Illinois, and then off to corn fields on county roads, all in hopes of seeing a few blips from the Perseid meteor showers.
I saw exactly one long meteor trail. And two more less thrilling short little meteor rug burns.
But the view of the night sky was more filled with stars than what I see in the city, and I was delighted for a few hours of peace and crickets.
ISO 1600, f/5, at 30 seconds. You see just a bit of the earth rotation.
Garden portrait, Saturday, July 29, 2017.
I was lining up a photo of the crape myrtle, and saw the moon in the perfect position for a solo snap.
More from the garden on Saturday, whilst waiting for the hummingbird:
Crape myrtle against the blue evening sky.
The bee is feeding on the mint blossoms.
I love marigolds.
I waited a quarter-hour on Saturday evening, in near-perfect light, to snap this shot of my hummingbird: