In Category: ‘Teaching Kids’

After another long  grueling but wonderful year of teaching another memorable yearbook is created and many of my kids are  moving on to high school.  So I went to their graduation all geared up looking like my usual self with paparazzi-esque lenses and cameras.  But I forgot the one of the most important necessities; a compact flash card.  Despite it’s small and ‘compact’ size it can render my entire arsenal of equipment useless if I don’t have one, which was exactly the case.  So I took out the only thing I had and the only camera I rarely use but it was better than nothing; the life-saving Blackberry.

I’m very thankful to have a group of such talented, motivated, and wonderful kids to have in my yearbook class.  I hope the ones that are graduating this year will use their artistic talents and the skills that I taught them in high school and in their future

I will post up photos of the 2009 Temple yearbook later, but for now here are some blackberry photos of some of my kids graduation.

img00041edited My Kids' Middle School Graduation (promotion)

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img00047 My Kids' Middle School Graduation (promotion)

First off, last night we had our workshop and by ‘our’ I mean a collaboration between me and Tikko Studios.  Just like the flier said, it was the second workshop out of three that we’re having and I would say that the second went as smoothly as the first if not smoother.  Our attendance jumped up a lot as well, close to two-fold, with about an approximately 40 people there.  I will post photos as soon as I get them or when other people start posting them on facebook. 

Recently I’ve been working on a few design projects, one of which is for a high school in LA.  One of the fliers I designed is for a talent show that they’re having and the other is for the afterschool program they arehaving there. I’d like to thank Adriana for these opportunities to design for them!

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Most of my close friends know that I teach photography and year book at a middle school during the week. Most of my friends (I hope ) also know that my birthday is on April 1st which just passed  a couple of weeks ago.  They made me a birthday card that I am very proud to show off.  This card reminds me of when birthdays were truly fun (and alcohol-free) and I feel very blessed to have received not just one, but two hand made birthday cards!  I know student’s do not make birthday cards to teachers that they don’t like, so receiving one  makes me very very happy. icon smile My belated birthday card

Many of my students are very talented in photography and yearbook layout design.  So good in fact that I am oftentimes amazed  with what they come up with, and (Shhh don’t tell anyone) I actually think they’re work is better than mine (sometimes)!  When I look at their photographs I think they are amazing because kids at their age see the world so much more differently than say someone my age or older.  And that’s why I think it’s so amazing, in many ways they inspire me.

bdaycardcover My belated birthday card

 My belated birthday card 
 My belated birthday card