I know you’ve all been on the edges of your seats to see my photo essay, the final assignment for Digital Photography 201 at Illuminate Workshops. The wait is over! Of course, just in time for the final class, I had all sorts of legal adventures — trial prep! settlement! appeal! — and a major head cold. So I didn’t actually attend the final class. Or the make-up final class. Or the make-up of the make-up of the final class. What can I say – lawyers suck at non-law things.
The assignment read:
Decide on a subject whose story needs to be told. … A story that is close and personal to you.
Shoot everything you can about your subject.
Make us see the subject from your perspective.
We were to edit down the photos first to 30, then to 12, print them on 11×14 paper, and present them at the last class. But I missed the last class (twice) and I’m not good at following instructions anyway, so my photo essay has 20 photos, and is blogged, not printed. It also reflects the fact that I ran out of time — even with an effective two-month extension — and had a cold. Did I mention the cold? So some of the photos reflect long walks around Denver thinking about my subject, while others reflect a bit of casting about my office last night for meaningful props. But I think they show both my subject and some of the composition and developing skills we’re learning at (did I mention?) Illuminate Workshops.*
And the outtake … because nothing happens here without full canine supervision:
* How’s that for apple-polishing? And I’m not even getting a grade!