August 30, 2007

Photography 104

I survived another night of lecturing in front of over 30 loud, scary, obnoxious, rowdy, wild, crazy , out-of-control, college photography students. There were paper airplanes flying all over the classroom, I forgot what my lecture was about, nobody was paying attention, a fight broke out, and the chaos was just unbelievable!

Ok, it didn't really happen that way. All my students are fantastic - they listened, participated, and asked great questions that kept a nice flow throughout the evening (actually I thought I talked too much). So far, it's week 2, and I've already gotten tremendous feedback from my students emailing me. I'm completely excited because I get to share my passion and I truly enjoying teaching and helping people that are interested in the art of photography.

I started teaching the Wedding Photography class (Phot 104C) at Cypress College last week, and I'm already loving it! Cypress College is fairly small school but their photography program is amazing - they have nice studios, equipment, well-equipped computer labs, top notch instructors (ahem...), and highly motivated students (are ya reading this guys?! hahaha). Hopefully I'll have some images to show by next week, so come back and check it out!

12 comments:

Katherine said...

WOW!!! THAT IS SOOO AWESOME YOU'RE TEACHING!!! let me be your guest speaker on how to shoot food! lol.

xoxoxoxo's to the family!!!

KK

Crystal said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I feel so honored. I've always been a BIG fan of your work. I can't even begin to put your images into words. They really move me!

michael said...

Obnoxious, rowdy, wild, crazy, out-of-control, loud and scary college kids!! Lol, so thats how you see us.. Well you should be careful what you say, some of us might actually start throwing paper airplanes, granted you edge us on anymore.. =D

"yea we have this new photo teacher at cypress. yea and hes totally off his rocker. keeps talking about this amazing photo technique called blogging, whatever that is, i still dont understand his new age lingo. At least freestyle is somewhat impressionable. Oh, and he keeps raving about his new iphone/icamera/icandoeverythingyoucantdoandmore! thing-a-ma-jig. I forget what its called. I think it's made by Nikon. Something about being able to take pictures and having google earth at the same time. I wonder how many fps it does?"

..its great to have you on board at cypress Greg. look forward to learning a lot from you.

Jan Garcia said...

So Cool. I had no idea they had a Wedding Photography class anywhere. I love to teach to...so maybe when I get as good as you, I can ;)

Deanna Chapman said...

You're great! I love your class and think i can really learn alot from you. It's nice to have a young fresh teacher to learn from. Tell your wife good luck on Monday... I'll be thinking of you both. I have a 18 year old girl and my boy is 16. Sometimes i think parenthood can be overated, but i wouldn't change a thing! However, remember this.... Mothers of teenagers, now know why mothers in the wild eat their young! Until next week... Take care!

Stacy Cross said...

How cool......wish I could be in your class! :) There's so much to learn from you!

Rafael Alcala said...

Ahh MAN!!! I live 2 blocks from the college, how did I miss this! I would have loved to be in this class.

Millie said...

Hi Greg! I haven't spoken with you in a bit but I thought I would stop in and see what you have been up to. Your work is great as usual and it looks like you have been busy! Just wanted to say hi! So neat to hear that you are teaching too... that has got to be fun!

Vishal Singh said...

Will you be teaching next semester as well?

Bumatay said...

If everything works out, I'd love to teach again for next semester!

charla BLUE said...

I'm looking forward to seeing if this class will be offered again in January? Just came across your blog...and would LOVE to take a wedding photog class. You've had some amazing speakers in the industry. Good job!

Vishal Singh said...

I got to talk to you when I had to take my final for photo 101. Disappointed the class is not being offered in January. I hope you can teach it in Fall 2008. If not I'll just have to keep coming to your website to learn. :)