Teaching Experience

 

The Teacher

While at Iowa State University I had the wonderful opportunity to develop and teach a digital photography course for graphic designers. Through this experience I learned how to prepare a full semester curriculum and develop leadership skills.

 

As an educator, one of the most rewarding moments I had was when I first saw a student have an "Aha" moment. You can see in their eyes the excitement and awe of their discovery. 

 

My students were exceptional and I recognize the wonderful opportunity I was given to teach. I watched as my students went from no experience with photography to becominng award winning photographers in only one semester. Many of my students continue to use photography in their everyday design work today.

The Curriculum

There were 5 main projects the students worked on in sequence. Each new project built upon the previous one. Students would continue using skills learned in previous projects to advance their images for the next one.

 

Here are the five projects with a general description (do not want to give it all away):

Project 1: Location, Tell me a Story

Project 2: Shutter Speed

Project 3: Lighting

Project 4: Stories, Told Through a Series

Project 5: Put it All Together, Portraits

 
 

Student Work

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Project 5 - Story Telling

Project 5 - Story Telling

Photographer - Kayla Begin

Project 5 - Story Telling

Project 5 - Story Telling

Photographer - Katy VanEst

Project 5 - Story Telling

Project 5 - Story Telling

Photographer - Kelani Schumann

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Photographer - Ben McIntosh

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Photographer - Anna Douglas

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Photographer - Anna Douglas

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Photographer - Kayla Brown

Photographer - Ashley Diers

Photographer - Ashley Diers

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Project 3 - Lighting Studio

Photographer - Kayla Brown

Photographer - Spenser Johnson

Photographer - Spenser Johnson

Photographer - Spenser Johnson

Photographer - Spenser Johnson

Photographer - Kayla Brown

Photographer - Kayla Brown

Project 2 - Shutter Speed

Project 2 - Shutter Speed

Photographer - Anna Douglas

Project 2 - Shutter Speed

Project 2 - Shutter Speed

Photographer - Anna Douglas

Project 2 - Shutter Speed

Project 2 - Shutter Speed

Photographer - Lucas Stromer

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Based in San Francisco Bay Area

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Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, California, South Bay