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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Learning How to See

As many of my "fans" may know, I am a teacher. 

The majority of my day I teach Photography... and the big challenge is teaching students how to see, and really look at the world creatively.

This semester for my Photo II final exam, I decided to bring in an exercise in "creativity." I put items on a table, and gave my students about 30-45 min to create an image using at least one of the items in their photograph. The results were stunning. 

Remember, great photos are all around you! Sometimes it can be as simple as scraps of paper, small glass jars, feathers, aluminum foil, and more.

None of these images are mine, they are my students' - please do not copy or use without permission.

MK Designs - Summer 2014 


  1. I really like the first one. I have seen it a few times now and just realized that is aluminum foil! It makes the photo, I think :)

    1. Totally! I know R gave me a look when I said "Can I have this foil for my final exam!??!" when I was digging in the art closet for a few "extras" - but it totally worked out! :-) Thanks for reading Juli!

  2. I love the lighting on the single red feather in the jar...nice work.

    1. Oh that's my #1 fave. She won a tshirt even for it! :-)