Relationships: The Teacher, The New Family, The Multicultural Band

February 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The Assignment: Photograph 3 separate "relationships" and edit down to about 30 images. For the first set, I met with Mama Banda, a very popular teacher at the International School of Tanganyika, and she invited me into her class to photograph her relationship with very small group of Swahili students. While the pictures from this shoot don't reall...
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Lesson learned: Patience and persistance

February 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Street photography proved to be a real challenge for me but I realized the challenge was more of a personal barrier. I went out times with my camera and returned a little more frustrated each time... except the last 'walkabout'. Somehow things just worked. Cool people doing interesting things and no one seemed to mind me and my camera being around.
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Feeling the pressure.

February 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Ok, I'm frustrated. My current assignment of Street Photography is going slowly. I've done 2 of the 3 shoots, one is ok, the other is crap! Part of my problem is that shooting as an mzungu with a big camera here in Dar es Salaam pulls in a lot of attention and before I usually can get 'the moment' someone is yelling at me or approaching me with...
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Assignment: People At Work

January 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A quick summary of our first assignment: "Photograph three people at work, that you don't know." …using 1 camera, 1 lens (35 or 50mm), all manual settings, manual focus, black and white, ISO400, ~100 shots, upload every photo, no edits. The edits of each (about 7 shots per job) can be viewed HERE. For the full set of images, unedited, look for the...
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Self Introduction

January 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Last week we each gave a short self introduction and our photography as well as our purpose for joining this course. Every event is recorded and today I listened to mine again to see what I sounded like... my observation... I talk too much when I'm nervous! After I shared my desire to focus on conservation photography, Paul shared a few photograph...
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The MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography begins…

December 30, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
And it begins… Like many photographers out there, I've had a camera by my side since my early teens. It went from hobby, to requirement, to passion to freelance which mixes a bit of everything. I pay for my gear with my photography but it is not where I earn my salary. By trade, I'm an IB Biology teacher at the International School of Tanganyika....
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