For the second week in a row, the sun decided to start its day after our class. Everyone arrived with cameras, tripods and a ray of hope that old sunny boy would join us. Didn’t happen, so we returned to the classroom and enjoyed an impromptu session of “what’s in your (camera) bag.” Students displayed and described filters, lenses and tripod features in what turned out to be a both informative and interesting time. The instructor dug out (what else?) another powerpoint and poured more coffee so in spite a gray morning, everyone left with a smile. Isn’t that what really counts?
A classically trained musician since childhood, Jack Carlson always had the “ear” of an artist. It was only a short step to develop the artist’s “eye” as well.
The portfolio of this certified photographer reveals images that emphasize mood and composition. Their purpose is to present a feeling in addition to portrayal of person, place or thing. Sometimes that feeling is nostalgia; other times it is serenity.
Each photograph tells a story.