Tag Archives: San Diego City College

Portrait Session with the New College President

San Diego City College has a new college President, Dr. Ricky Shabazz.  It turns out, happily, that he really likes photography and the photo facilities.  So when the request came to do a portrait I was most anxious to oblige.  … Continue reading

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City College Photo Event with Jay Dickman

On Thursday evening, Sept 21, 2017, NelsonPhoto and Olympus sponsored an evening presentation by photographer and author Jay Dickman at City College.  Jay is an “Olympus Visionary” which is the Olympus version Canon’s “Master of Light” and similar exhalted titles … 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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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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The Good, The Bad, and the Foggy

It has been a discouraging week at school.  The State and district have abandoned all desire for covert destruction of non-academic programs and now simply and openly have laid down rules that, if we follow them, will force us to … Continue reading

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Petzval Test #2: Low Key Portrait

It is so handy to be able to combine work needs into a single effort.  If you recall I wanted to next test the new old-style Petzval lens at what the original was really designed for: studio portraiture.  And it … Continue reading

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