Monday, March 31, 2008

a little gig

wild columbine

My sister Apple (my nickname for her) has gotten me a little seminar gig at the library where she works. I am to teach a Saturday afternoon seminar to 13-18-year-olds about photography. Specifically, expression.

dandelion seed head

I need to go buy myself several disposables to practice on since disposable cameras will be given to the teenagers.

Apple sent me copies of the advertising she has created for the event (she simply went to my on-line photo album and swiped some photos she liked). I am always a little shocked to see my stuff outside of my own realm. When I see it out of my own context, I am always surprised by how much impact it can have. Part of me knows I am a good photographer but another part of me thinks it is all sleight of hand and that I am not so good as all that. If she does any web advertising on their library site, I will post a link.

common clover that everyone tries to remove from their lawn


  1. Isn't it funny when you hit that point--you see something off your own someplace and think " ooo, I like that" or something of that sort then you realize it is yours. It is such an odd feeling. Congratulations.

  2. who better than you to teach a seminar on photography!!!
    I would love to sit in on the class myself...even if I am a little older than 12-18 years old...

  3. Congratulations!! That is so great. You take amazing pictures. Enjoy yourself!!

  4. If I lived near you I would have my daughter attend. You are such an awesome, awesome, photographer!

  5. Anonymous12:43 PM

    I used to love the smell of clover as a child.

    Your photos really are something to be proud of, how exciting to be able to teach some of your know-how!


  6. Love the clover photo! You have much talent, so glad for your opportunity to share it with others.

  7. Congrats - this will be a lot of fun, I bet. Lucky kids to have such a talented teacher. I don't think there's any question that your photos have an impact - they are incredible. The expressions you catch photographing your daughters is magical.

  8. Anonymous7:11 PM

    Congrat's!!! that's so awesome Mel!
    and I know what you mean, about when your photo's are out of your element.. I always wonder that sometimes when someone "borrows" mine too.

  9. Anonymous1:21 AM

    Everytime I come over to your blog I think that the first picture of the pretty flower is a bat hanging upside down. Obviously when I look at it properly it is a flower, but just for a second it looks like a tiny bat!

  10. I would agree that you're a fine photographer. The photos you post are amazing! Congratulations on the gig -- how fabulous for those kids to learn something like this.