I consider myself so fortunate to be teaching photography at Lake Area Tech. Not only do I get to work with some amazing students and watch them grow and succeed in their photography journeys, but I also am shooting more than I have in a long time. I'm also photographing subjects that I have not had opportunities to shoot in the past or subjects that were not cost effective when I was running my studio.
Here is a great example. Through excellent cooperation between the college and some of the local schools, we have been able to get on-field access to shoot various sporting events. Last evening was Watertown's homecoming game and it is certainly a big event here in our community.
I do not necessarily get to spend all my time shooting, as I want to be available as a resource to my students. Helping them pick their spots, suggesting angles and advising on settings. As much as I love shooting, it is a huge intrinsic reward for me to watch the students work and get great shots. Last evening, I loaned out my gear to a student for the first half as we are down a few pieces of equipment in the program.
However, as you know, there is no greater passion for me than actually making images. So, during the 2nd half of the game, I got my chance. It had been an exciting and competitive game, but sadly in the 2nd half the game started to slip away for the home team. The Arrows in purple suffered their first loss of the season. They played hard until to the end, which is a sign of a great team. Here are some shots from the 2nd half of the Watertown Arrows vs the Brookings Bobcats. Final score 27-14.
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