Saturday, January 3, 2009


The Mona Lisa (of the future)

During this break I have been able to spend some more time with photography. Another native English teacher I've met here does some modeling, and so we joined forces to do a quick photo shoot one day. I've been studying some basic lighting techniques, so it was fun to be able to implement some of them. Through out my college career I was able to learn some lighting in film and theatre classes, along with my internship; but this was the first time, other than a short film I did, where I was able to put my knowledge to the test. I find it fun to compare the lighting in the photo above with Leonardo's Mona Lisa. It's amazing how lighting has been used much the same way through out the centuries.

To see the rest of the set you can visit my new flicker account:

I will be starting work again on Monday for three weeks for the winter English camp. Will keep you updated on how that goes. I'll be teaching younger children than I was previously; so I'm not sure what to expect. But I'm sure they will be full of excitement and I'll have a lot of fun with them.

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