Homeschooling, Photography, and Surviving the cold

The DIY photography class has gone viral (at least in our family). My daughters and I are all three doing a module that will end up being at least a few months long.

Right now, we’re using Karl Taylor Photography’s Masterclass series. We basically sit and watch a segment of the training and then go get hands-on and down & dirty with the subject matter.

I’m going to write about this in more detail at our new homeschooling website, but this really is homeschooling at its best. We’re each interested in the subject, and are doing a deep dive into it just because we can.

At the moment, it’s brutally cold, snowy and icy here in Cincinnati. The many trips to Xela’s Sound of Music production have had the side benefit of putting me outside at the same time and in the same places each evening — something that makes a great environment to study about how light and changing environments affect photo composition.

Here are a few samples:

A warm pub on a cold night
A warm pub on a cold night
Glossy frozen business district
Glossy frozen business district
Mexican restaurant is a beacon in the cold & dark.
Mexican restaurant is a beacon in the cold & dark.
Moon through ice clouds
Moon through ice clouds