Thanks!

Thanks to all who attended Saturday’s Jewelry Photography Class at SD Continuing Ed.  Many thanks, too, to all those who helped get the word out.

The class went well.  At least, no tomatoes were thrown.

Since SDCE has no pre-registration and the school’s regulations require a minimum of 15 students, I didn’t have any idea of what to expect.  At 8:50 am, there were 12 students in the room.  By the 9:00 am start time, there were 22.  By 9:15, we were up to 26, which is the exact number of seats available.

People asked questions, and almost everybody stuck around to the bitter end.  Folks seemed pretty pleased and I had fun.

Saturday was almost entirely about cameras and lenses.  Next week, we actually set up a studio and start shooting!  Should be even more fun!

Big thanks to Judith Moore (a frequent  contributor to these pages), who helped this “SDCE novice” to deal with registration and payments, etc.  She made my first class much easier!  Thanks, Judith!

And, apropos of nothing, here’s the photo for the day.  The carving of a Vampire Bat is mine.  The flames were taken from http://precisionpoints.wordpress.com, then modified and added in PhotoShop.  The bat was carved years ago at my poor scarred, now-deceased kitchen table and shot this week in my Escondido studio. Care was taken to match the color of the carving to that of the flames.

Wood Carving of Vampire Bat and photograph by Steve Rossman.

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6 Responses to Thanks!

  1. I wish I could of been there!
    Love, Kandra

  2. steverossman says:

    Me too. It was fun. See you soon.

  3. Arli says:

    Did you have to pick a time frame when I am totally booked for 2 of the 3 Saturdays?

    • steverossman says:

      So sorry. Yes. I checked your schedule, then…
      Actually, 2 notes:
      First, the class repeats on July 23, 30 & August 6. So there’s still hope!
      Second, your name came up in class on Saturday. I was telling people that they can find my articles in the Metal Clay archives. As I was framing that sentence, I realized that I was probably running late on my next article. So I asked if you were in the room. When there was no answer, I said, “Good. Then I have a couple more days to write the next piece.” ;o]

  4. Connie Hall says:

    I have learned so much from the 2 classes so far, Steve! I don’t feel so overwhelmed about all the set-up needed for quality shots. You are a great teacher and so funny!

    Oh, the Del Mar Expo (photo equip. bargains) runs in November. Nelson’s has a mailing list.

    Thank you again!

    • steverossman says:

      Thanks so much, Connie. Can’t tell you how much fun it’s been. I really appreciate everyone’s support.

      I had found the November dates for the photo expo as well. I’m going to do some research this week, to see if I can find some bargains on the softbox lights.

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