(Edu, as in edu-cation)
In 2006-2007 I taught two quarters of photography to undergrads at Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication as part of my Knight Fellowship.
To all the talented students whom I had the pleasure of meeting, thanks for making my teaching experience such a joy and wonder.
I’ll let you in on a secret to success as a professional photographer:
Keep making photographs, all the time, every day.
Make it a part of your life.
Even if you don’t have any photo classes next quarter,
– create self-assignments,
-create a photo diary
-make a blog (like this one. It’s free),
-come show me what you’re working on. I love to look at pictures.
Competition is fierce. If you’re making photographs all the time, it’ll be a lot easier once you hit the real world.
I kept a few of my favorite multimedia presentations from those great students. Wish I could have kept them all but my personal server space is getting to be a crowded place;)
Thanks again and keep in touch.