Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 3
SI is rolling right along. By now, the groups A through D are gelling as tribes, and have been challenged with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. Their formative thoughts are being pursued and captured in these next few weeks. This week, the experience started out with an optional lecture on shooting at rodeos, mainly offered in preparation for an annual group trip to shoot the historic Augusta Rodeo this coming weekend.
Their classes this week included intermediate to advanced Develop Module training in Edit, Design Principles involving photography history and the language of photography in Visual Studies, initial digital printing instruction in Output, and creative camera technique, the Zone System for Digital and wildlife & stage photography in Photo Studies. One of the highlights was a presentation by our Canon U.S.A Educational Partner representative, Jim Rose. Each year, Canon brings a load of professional gear to show the students and let them test it out. This also involves a Canon Night Shoot where the students have the honor of trying out high-end Canon cameras and lenses in real-world conditions out in the streets of downtown Missoula. Truly an invaluable experience for those looking to invest in professional equipment.
As mentioned, many of the students will be heading out of town to Augusta and will no doubt return with a gazillion new rodeo life images and memories. It’s a genuine Montana experience for sure!
Keep checking in to find out what they’re up to in the upcoming weeks!