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Field Trip

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 8 May 2014 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

One of the most rewarding things going on in my life now is my involvement in teaching Detroit kids photography.
The end of the semester the kids will exhibit their work in some of the better galleries around town as well as The Detroit Institute of Arts (for now I can only dream of exhibiting there).
For the past few months my kids have mastered using DSLR's exclusively in manual mode, that's a skill that a lot of seasoned photographers, (myself included) have not yet mastered.

How often do you shoot in manual mode?

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Batisse from Ambert, France

Well seen, well done!

8 May 2014 7:01am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors & textures!

8 May 2014 9:19am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Classic rule of thirds framing and a great background texture, very simple and very nice indeed. Good to hear of your work with young photographers, going manual is pretty rare for me these day but I agree it's the best way to accelerate learning in the early stages.

8 May 2014 11:49am

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

Very exciting news! Sounds like a truly amazing experience. I always shoot in Aperture priority. :) But I'm going to work on throwing it into manual. Have a good day!

8 May 2014 5:03pm


good shot

8 May 2014 6:31pm

Bob from Portland, United States

Perfect portrait!

8 May 2014 6:50pm

STEED from D, France

A portrait as I Love,where Man can take all its place in space......Nice shot,Ralph..........And for the manual mode,I think it'll be a nice expérience for me to come back to my roots,as in the"Great Argentic Years".......I'm gonna try to do.....

8 May 2014 7:08pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very good capture. Superb.

8 May 2014 7:27pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful shot, composed here, and wonderful work you are doing to teach others. I mostly shoot in auto.

8 May 2014 7:50pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great story to accompany this shot!! How nice to be able to exhibit! I admit that I shoot in manual mode maybe 10% of the time. :-(

8 May 2014 10:35pm

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Beautiful portrait.

9 May 2014 6:15am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bien sérieux

9 May 2014 6:38am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe!!! j'adore la composition

9 May 2014 4:58pm

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Ralph Jones by Ludovic Roudet