Wolverine claws, Lightsabers, Gears of War Lancers, Muppets - there is too much nerd going on in this photograph. Welcome to Sid Ceaser Photography.
I got a chance to work with some of the fine kids from the New Hampton School out near the seacoast. This fun group of kids picked Photography as their concentration during their NHS Project week, and they visited a few photography studios and learned different things from different local photographers. I got this bunch in the middle of the week, I don't think they new what they were getting themselves into.
After they arrived in the morning, I talked a little about me and my background and my path up to this point. I then set up some lights as if I was shooting a head shot session, and I treated the kids to their own head shots while we talked about manual camera settings and other fundamentals.
Amy Wilson; Artist and the Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair & Director of the Galletly Gallery at New Hampton School.
After lunch I told the kids that they were their own shooters now, and had the studio. They had to photograph a fellow student. They called the shots, and I served as the assistant; moving lights, etc.
As I understand it, they all had a good time.
— Amy Wilson (@amywilsonim) March 5, 2014"
Totally awesome. At the end of the week the kids all were part of an art exhibition that showed examples of what they learned during the week.
I'm looking forward to the next time Amy brings a bus full of kids to the studio. It was great!
Check out their blog post about their day!