Just the right angles


Digital Do’s students focus on lessons learned

Calling her photograph ‘On Location,’ Jonelle Strickland said she selected the behind-the-scenes photograph because of the interesting angle it captured of the director watching lead actress Cari Moskow on the monitor during filming of ‘Tarnished Notes’ at the Clinton Cemetery. ‘I liked this photograph for many reasons, including the fact that it tells a story of movie-making behind the scenes.’


Using the close-up setting, Digital Do’s student Angela Herring captured her daughter holding a bright red, and juicy, strawberry. She liked the photo, she said, for many reasons, including the angles, the blurring of the background and the sharpness of the strawberry.


Helen Bronson selected the picture she took at Myrtle Beach because of the lines in the trees and the sun rays streaming through the trees. She called the photo ‘Beach House,’ and said she. liked the photo because it gave a sense of calm and restfulness


Betty Puryear selected this photograph, called ‘Birds Standing Patiently,’ as one of her five final exam pictures because of the reflections of the birds in the waves washing onto the shore.


‘The Beauty of the Morning’ was one of Joann Smith’s five final exam photos. She chose it, she said, because it captured exactly what the title indicated, the beauty of a morning sunrise in her community of Beaver Dam.


First-time SCC photography students in Gloria Edwards’ Digital Do’s and Don’ts class say they enjoyed the history, the mechanics and the hands-on learning they received during the 10-week course, one, each pointed out, that taught them as much about the beauty around them as it did about photographing it.

“I learned how to focus better, but I also learned to pay attention to my surroundings,” said student Joann Smith. “There were so many great lessons and so much fun. It was a great class.The students said they learned not only how to use their cameras but also all the things they can do with the technology.

“There was so much to learn, and Gloria did a great job teaching it,” said Jonelle Strickland.

From stopping short of using a flash to paying attention to where you stand and everything in between, Edwards used humor and a good bit of history to drive home her points to the students.

And drive those points home she did.

“I thought you had to use a flash, but Gloria taught us to cut it off, and my pictures look amazing. I had no idea,” noted Betty Puryear, adding that in addition to learning a lot, she had a blast.

“Gloria makes it so fun. I just loved coming to the class.”

Digital Do’s students focus on lessons learned

Calling her photograph ‘On Location,’ Jonelle Strickland said she selected the behind-the-scenes photograph because of the interesting angle it captured of the director watching lead actress Cari Moskow on the monitor during filming of ‘Tarnished Notes’ at the Clinton Cemetery. ‘I liked this photograph for many reasons, including the fact that it tells a story of movie-making behind the scenes.’
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Jonelle-Strickland.jpgCalling her photograph ‘On Location,’ Jonelle Strickland said she selected the behind-the-scenes photograph because of the interesting angle it captured of the director watching lead actress Cari Moskow on the monitor during filming of ‘Tarnished Notes’ at the Clinton Cemetery. ‘I liked this photograph for many reasons, including the fact that it tells a story of movie-making behind the scenes.’

Using the close-up setting, Digital Do’s student Angela Herring captured her daughter holding a bright red, and juicy, strawberry. She liked the photo, she said, for many reasons, including the angles, the blurring of the background and the sharpness of the strawberry.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Angela-Herring.jpgUsing the close-up setting, Digital Do’s student Angela Herring captured her daughter holding a bright red, and juicy, strawberry. She liked the photo, she said, for many reasons, including the angles, the blurring of the background and the sharpness of the strawberry.

Helen Bronson selected the picture she took at Myrtle Beach because of the lines in the trees and the sun rays streaming through the trees. She called the photo ‘Beach House,’ and said she. liked the photo because it gave a sense of calm and restfulness
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Helen-Bronson.jpgHelen Bronson selected the picture she took at Myrtle Beach because of the lines in the trees and the sun rays streaming through the trees. She called the photo ‘Beach House,’ and said she. liked the photo because it gave a sense of calm and restfulness

Betty Puryear selected this photograph, called ‘Birds Standing Patiently,’ as one of her five final exam pictures because of the reflections of the birds in the waves washing onto the shore.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Betty-Puryear.jpgBetty Puryear selected this photograph, called ‘Birds Standing Patiently,’ as one of her five final exam pictures because of the reflections of the birds in the waves washing onto the shore.

‘The Beauty of the Morning’ was one of Joann Smith’s five final exam photos. She chose it, she said, because it captured exactly what the title indicated, the beauty of a morning sunrise in her community of Beaver Dam.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_Joann-Smith.jpg‘The Beauty of the Morning’ was one of Joann Smith’s five final exam photos. She chose it, she said, because it captured exactly what the title indicated, the beauty of a morning sunrise in her community of Beaver Dam.
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