By Ted Grussing
So, this photography class I am teaching with 7th and 8th graders is really a lot of fun, but it is a little difficult to go far without cameras … like with no iPhone and no camera, it is difficult to do the assigned shooting for class, and the school only has two cameras for the kids to use. Most of us still have one or more older digital cameras from years ago that still work perfectly fine, but have purchased the latest and greatest cameras and the older ones are consigned to drawers and closets because having the newer ones you do not use the older ones.
Please check and see if you have such a camera, Canon PowerShot, Nikon Coolpix, Olympus Pen or older DSLR’s of any brand ditto non DSLR cameras. My goal is to have a camera for each kid in the class to use and they will continue in use from class to class for years to come. I think there may be a tax benefit to the donation too, and will provide you a receipt from the school for whatever camera you send me.
Your gift of an older digital camera you no longer use will make a lot of kids happy and give them the tool they need to begin the journey of learning to be a photographer and capture of the beauty that surrounds us all. Thank you!
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Last Friday after class I headed back up to Sedona, up to the airport and into the sky. There were a lot of clouds from the horizon up about ten degrees so I figured to great last light on the peaks, so spent the time adjusting altitude to get the color and perspective I wanted on the red rocks … and I did my favorite winter shots of the Sedona Mittens as this time of year the shadows thrown late afternoon appear to be sleeping spirits nestled in the valleys between the rock formations … at least that is my view of them. Almost free from the burden of light, they will soon take to the sky and spread their mystery over the earth … what is the creak in the floor? The noise in the garage? Security system on? It’s okay for now though as they are taking their nap before the freedom of darkness.
Have a beautiful day and please check your drawers and storage areas for older digital cameras you no longer use and send them to me. It will make the day beautiful for a lot of kids, this year and beyond.
Now the great green earth has turned to gold; and the fruit is gathered
and the grain is garnered. So may we in the autumn of life, mellowed by
experience, grow rich in beauty and service,
as the green of the earth and the grain of the field.
— Max Ehrmann
The easiest way to reach Mr. Grussing is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to sales of photographs already taken Ted does special shoots for patrons on request and also does air-to-air photography for those who want photographs of their airplanes in flight. All special photographic sessions are billed on an hourly basis.
Ted also does one-on-one workshops for those interested in learning the techniques he uses. By special arrangement Ted will do one-on-one aerial photography workshops which will include actual photo sessions in the air.
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