2019 Projects

Burma Children Medical Fund: What’s this button for?

Kanchana Thornton, founder/director of BCMF, wanted her staff to take better pictures of their work: arranging and funding medical care not available in Mae Sot for Burmese refugees, providing wheelchairs for disabled patients on both sides of the border. BCMF had several good Lumix point-and-shoots, and a Canon DSLR but her staff needed some training in how to use them. So at 8 am on a Saturday morning the MY STORY photo project arrived at the BCMF offices at the new Mae Tao Clinic, ready for 4 intense mornings of image making and critiques.

BCMF office @ new Mae Tao Clinic

We started by looking at photographs and asking questions: what do you see? what do you think the photographer is trying to say? how does this picture make you feel?

photo: Ree Poe SAD

You can’t talk about photography without talking about LIGHT. So we did…..a lot! Where is the light coming from? Why is this image so light/dark? What can I do to fix it?

Portraits: up close, full body, natural vs. flash lighting:

Photographing movement:

Trying to decipher depth of field:

Macro and the mystery photo or can you guess what this is?

Scenes from the classroom:

Brainstorming a group photo essay

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