"Let’s just say that you had better not use the inverted classroom model if you aren’t prepared to put out a constant P.R. effort to convince students of the positive benefits of the model and constantly to assuage student concerns."
January 25, 2011
January 24, 2011
As a part of my Mostly365 challenge, I want to periodically complete some of the weekly assignments that some photography/gadget/news websites often have.
This is my entry for the "Spot of Color" assignment from Digital Photography School assignment. I set up some beads on the cabinets in the basement and played with my flash until I got something I liked.
I've been trying to learn to control the focus on my camera so that I can play with the depth of field a bit. I'm not 100% satisfied with how this came out, but I'm getting better. Plus, I used a tripod for the camera, which is something I'm usually too lazy to set up.
January 23, 2011
January 22, 2011
Today's photo is not a photo I took today, or a photo I took at all. Although, it is a photo I've been trying to photoshop a bit to improve the contrast, if at all possible. I'm not sure if there's any hope for that. Maybe if I had the negative of it.
Anyway, the photo is of me and a pair of characters which will be INSTANTLY recognizable to anyone who grew up in Iowa in the 70's and 80's. Duane Ellet and Floppy were icons to kids of all ages in Iowa when I was growing up. Getting to meet Floppy and tell him a joke was absolutely the highlight of a whole year. I got to meet Floppy twice: once at the State Fair and another time at a town festival. This photo is from the town festival. There was another time that I toured the WHO TV studio's for a school field trip, but Floppy was not there when we went on the Floppy Show set.
If you miss Floppy (like all Iowans my age do) you can see some clips which have been posted on YouTube.
January 20, 2011
January 19, 2011
January 17, 2011
This is what our living room has looked like for the past three weeks. Renae put tape on the sides of the couch, ottoman, and all the dining room chairs. She also covered all the couch and ottoman with towels and blankets. So far, the cats have been pretty good about not scratching the exposed parts of the furniture. We're planning to slowly remove the towels and tape over the next few weeks. Since they have plenty of scratching posts we're crossing our fingers that they will leave the furniture alone.
January 16, 2011
January 15, 2011
I get a new carving every year from my grandfather. Now that we have a house, I've started to display them on the top shelf in my room. I was trying to capture all of them as displayed in one shot, but it wasn't working out. What I did (re)learn about my camera was that turning down the flash power made getting a reasonable exposure easier.