Live demos and equipment issues. I never practice or use my personal equipment in my live demos, I don’t mind having problems and I talk out loud through my trouble shooting… today was a new one…. no matter what the flash was doing a full dump. I said that is not 1/128th power…. I might change my approach ; )
Today was a GREAT day!
I accomplished everything I wanted to do on my list: gym in the morning, oil change on the Taco, tune mountain bike, lunch with JD, pack for camping, pick up wheel and ride. Then the day got better, my students documentary on North Carolina Cyclocross was selected for the Longleaf 2018 Film Festival!
I found out right before I started my ride and was so happy/thrilled/excited for the class that my ride was magical, the bike flowed, I was fast and smooth and enjoyed every moment of the ride! Like I said, a good day!
JD and I talked about Utah at lunch….
Post ride celebration beer at Revolution Cycles. Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale (a sour)
Khadejeh stopped by to see the new gimbal/stabilizer.
Off camera flash lab, learning Commander/Remote flash modes, Pocket Wizards, optical slaves, hard wired connections, and other flash fun….
Nathan works on the first Small Format performance quiz….
Station 2 – add a “kiss” of light!
A advertising crew visited our Green Screen to shoot the next RCC commercial with the president, it was good to hang out and watch their workflow. The positive? Their gear: We own the same for student use. Their workflow: What I teach.
A new lab this year, I rode my mountain bike in a square for 25 minutes and just over 4 miles so students could try different auto focus modes and focus clusters. They have to analyze the total number of images vs the percentage of sharp images, write about about each mode and which worked best for them….. but I got paid to ride my bike!
I tested an idea to demonstrate how metering modes give different results, my test was perfect, my live demo failed!
Final crit for the Commercial Photography class.
My office and VR glasses…. take me away!