The Summer Intensive Experience: Week 2
And if it seems like a lot has happened in the last two weeks from our perspective, we can only imagine how all of the students are feeling. Undoubtedly they are beginning to understand why we call the program Summer Intensive.
Here is the recap from Week 2 of SI:
Beginning last Friday, which was the end of week 1, we hosted the annual SI BBQ Mixer at Greenough Park. This is an RMSP tradition as well as a great way to cap off the first week of classes. This time together – out of the classroom – allows our students to get to know each other in a casual setting. And who doesn’t love the hamburger vs. veggie burger debate?
The first field help session of the course took place on Saturday at Ft. Missoula. During this time, instructors and assistants get used to working with camera settings and become acquainted with the technical aspects of their cameras.
On Monday, Cliff Hausner with the MAC Group provided a high-energy, engaging lecture to our students. Cliff talked about his upbringing in photography, and his own experience photographing for the New York Times before rolling up his sleeves and delivering a one-two punch lecture on lighting.
Tuesday evening Cliff took the students to the streets of Missoula for a crash course in lighting techniques and equipment he covered on Monday. Nothin’ like diving right in with both feet, eh? After the location shoot with Cliff, the week settled down a bit and students were engaged in their regularly scheduled classes including Light, Edit, Photo Studies and additional field help sessions around Missoula.