Author Archives: ndking

About ndking

Commercial Photographer and Professor of Photography at San Diego City College

Judging at the Fair: 2017 Pt 1

Well, a year has passed by and here we are again back at the Del Mar Fair grounds for the first tier of judging for the International Exhibition of Photography.  For the last few years I’ve tried to put my “teacher” … Continue reading

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Class Demo: Food

Thursday (4/20) I did a demo of food photography for the Lighting Class.  In a class lecture on the previous Tuesday we discussed plated vs. studio food issues and advertising vs editorial style shooting and I showed them a number of examples. The … Continue reading

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WRIST WATCH DEMO IN CLASS

For my Lighting Techniques class, the next assignment is jewelry.  For the first demo I decided to do a watch since it combines issues of reflectivity (metal band and bezel) and transparency (the face) for a fairly simple starting point.  … Continue reading

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Darkroomers Workshop in Focus Stacking

A few days ago (or so it seems) I was touring some beautiful and new-to-me countryside with a great tour guide and helper for extricating the vehicle from a malevolent snow drift.  Yesterday (Saturday Apr 8) I was inside, at … Continue reading

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A Yosemite Adventure… Just Not in Yosemite…

Did you ever have one of those trips that was planned out in a certain direction but as it got underway, the world changed out from under you and you took a different path than planned… and it turned out … Continue reading

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LIGHTING DEMO – Light Meter

Well, Spring 2017 semester is well underway and after preliminary calibration exercises to help students learn the abilities and limitations of their cameras, in the lighting class I did a demo for the 2nd shooting assignment: a Product that is … Continue reading

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This Trend Crept Up On Us

Once again, photographers and especially photography teachers, have been caught napping as the world has shrugged and turned over underneath them. Not all that long ago, as the century turned so did the photo world as the (to some) promise … Continue reading

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