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Last Trip in Photo Camp

MSMS Photogs Visit Bearskin Neck, Rockport & Davis Square Somerville

 

American star

We hope everyone enjoyed the Independence Day holiday, which was flanked by our trips to Rockport and Somerville.  Since our return, we’ve had some considerable class time to edit images. Unlike our other urban settings for street photography, Rockport offered more quintessential shots of Americana along with some breathtaking ocean/landscape views.  Somerville’s Davis Square typified a multi-cultural canvass of work-a-day folks who were commuting to their destinations, making deliveries, or hanging out in coffee shops and city parks.  As with any city, students had the opportunity to observe several homeless individuals, some of whom suffered from mental illness.  Ms. Phillips and I used this opportunity to discuss sensitivity and dignity with regard to street photography.  Whereas a single photographer may be able to discreetly capture powerful images, it would NOT be appropriate for our large group to be photographing these subjects.  One of our more experienced photographers understood this and captured her image when alone and away from the pack:

Ashlyn Biundo Walking Man1

More Davis Square:

DS3BillySilva

DS2BillySilva

DS1BillySilva

coram_waiting_for_train

coram_man_with_dog

coram_man_on_laptop_and_phone

coram_man_guitar_computer

coram_man_at_cafe

coram_man_computer_cafe

harley davidson

croswalk dog walk

cute dog

plaid man

AllisonSciarratta14A

AllisonSciarratta15

AllisonSciarratta21

thanyaweadick17

Paused Woman 2

Blue Cans

 

Alexis-BackInTime (1)

ThanyaWeadick17 (1)

The Garden Gate Dayma

Window Washer

Alexis-TwoMen (1)

Alexis-CoffeeBike (1)

black and white chairs

 

We also introduced the “photo merge” feature of Photo Shop during lab time.  Using shots taken of the Rockport shoreline, students created panoramic images knit from their individual images.  Behold the beauty!

elli pano

Ashlyn Biundo Pano

Panorama2

Panorama1

smallersarahpanoramaofdeath

coram_panorama

WOODILLA_PANO_B&W

WOODILLA_PANO_COLOR

So, another aspiring batch of photographers has gotten a great start with this summer’s camp.  If any of our friends, family or fans are in the area tomorrow morning, please stop by the Marshall Simonds Middle School Media Center to attend our exhibit.  The students would love to chat with you about what inspired them over the past two weeks (and you can enjoy some light refreshments too!).

Photo Camp Exhibit 2017 (1)

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