"For me the noise of time is not sad: I love clocks, watches - and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras in short were clocks for seeing..."
My TV Studio class at the Institute of Modern Media in Ramallah after a lighting demonstration Sunday, April 22 2013. The limitations of the studio are that it is small in size and has a very limited selection of lighting instruments. These factors will provide teachable moments when we review these photographs. Students recorded all of the following images, using my Canon D60 and a 17-85mm zoom lens.
We were not really set up for group portraits but the students were having fun and I find that this is a key ingredient. It is also one of the hardest things to teach; that good creative work relies on both a sense of play and concurrently the discipline to work long hours through problems.
I recorded the following sequence, using a Canon D60 and a 50mm Pentax Super-Takumar prime lens. This accounts for the very shallow depth-of-field.
These students were part of my Al-Quds University TV Studio class during the Fall, 2012 semester at the Institute of Modern Media. We were between serious "takes" when the two young women began playfully interacting with another student's eyeglasses. Again, the sense of play is important to any serious creative endeavor.
The following photgraphs were recorded in November 2012. This group was part of my Al-Quds Bard Honors College Intro to Video course. As before, these protraits were recorded as part of a simple three-point lighting demonstration and an exploration of student's identity.