Thursday, September 29, 2011

Photographer Wade Byars Returns

On Sept. 27th, Desert Sun photographer Wade Byars returned to the Di classroom to discuss his career and speak to students about the digital creativity in his self-published book.

Byars, who holds an MFA in fine art, has been working as a southern California photojournalist for 19 years covering events such as the 1984 Summer Olympics and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.

Shooting events as they have occurred over the years has given him an amazing set of image resources to use for Photoshop artwork. Students enjoyed learning the intricate meanings of his creative work as well as getting a few pointers on shooting high school sports.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Preparing the Di Classroom / Studio

Many people may not realize what goes into getting the DATA digital imaging classroom ready for the first day of school. Mr. Cauthron (and a handful of willing students) came in a week early this year to prep the three studio lighting areas, run cables for the 34 seat Mac lab, and put up great examples of student creativity. Check out the following images created with the 360Panorama app for iPhone...

A very special thank you to Jose, Maggie, Lily, Melissa, Crystal, Bianca, Kimberlyn, Marion, Linda, Tami, and Lisette!