photojournalism school

July 30, 2018


The next RCC Photojournalism class documentary has started, and classes are not even in session.


Jen and Nathan were at NC A&T before 6am for the first Blue and Gold Marching Machine workout of the season. The class is doing a documentary this year on the 100th year of the HBCU’s marching band!


July 26, 2018


So nice to see my student’s film on the big screen again, the Real to Reel International Film Festival in Kings Mountain. This audience was really into the documentary, laughed at the funny parts, reacted to the suffering, etc. in fact, this was the best crowd reaction so far for the film. Tonight had film makers from Texas and Illinois too, each film maker took questions from the crowd after their film.


During the day I got to hike a state park that has been on my list since last year’s 52 Hike Challenge. Crowders State Park. Did the more interesting Crowders Mountain trail to Rockhop a great hike to the Crowders Mountain overlook.

May 11, 2018

Photo A Day 2018

“Khabecca” – Khadejeh and Becca made the trip to Raleigh for the opening night of the Longleaf Film Festival and the premiere of their class documentary “Carolina ‘Cross”

Photo A Day 2018

Signing the movie makers poster for the North Carolina Museum of History collection.

Photo A Day 2018

Our poster

Photo A Day 2018

After the opening reception, Movies – N- Midnight

May 4, 2018

Photos in Colorado

The PJ class short documentary “Carolina ‘Cross” was finally seen on the big screen at Praxis Film Festival.

Becca and Khadejeh were invited as part of a panel on film making for new filmmakers – we were the only documentary – at least that wasn’t just a slide show of old photos – and had some great questions and compliments!

April 13, 2018


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)

Jan. 25, 2018

(Photo by Jay Capers)

MNCC student lab. One of my favorite labs, the class “judges” a clip contest from way back, this group had great discussions about photos!

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Congrats to Sam for making the final round of the George Washington Carver Community Enrichment Center’s Oratorical Competition. Her topic was news and being an informed member of society.