We live in San Diego...close to everything. Sometimes I take the tourist attractions for granted....but I am happy we decided to visit the USS Midway on Monday. The Midway is a retired aircraft carrier that was commissioned in 1945. Museum patrons have access to a self guided audio tour and if you're nimble, you can hike all the way up to the bridge. I took the Lensbaby and my "Superwide"... as much as I love the Lensbaby, I have to remember to capture some "regular" shots for the family archives. Working on the balance between creativity and proper family photos is sometimes difficult.
I wonder what my favorite photography instructor would say about these shots...and a lot of the shots in Bloglandia these days...the color is off, the focus is atrocious....but it's fun to look at, right?
So I wonder what they are teaching the kids in college and high school these days photography-wise.. Still the basics? Do they even develop their own film anymore? At a recent high school function here I noticed tons of kids walking around with really nice looking DSLR's..A student told me that the school loans those cameras to their students.. Sweet....but is the smell of developer no more? The smell in the Midway mess halls certainly was still there....
I remember all of my photography instruction fondly...and I would not pass it up for a youtube or online tutorial anywhere...and as much as I fought the technical lessons year after year, I realize now that they were invaluable. But who could have imagined in 1989 the possibilities of Photoshop and the Lensbaby?
Thank you for stopping in...watch your step.