Photography classes prepare for assignment at Ingham County Fair

In their second year teaching Shoot Like a Pro together at MIPA, Mike Caterina and Ike Lea are instructing amateur photographers to compose and edit photos like professionals. On the first morning of class, Caterina and Lea presented information on camera control basics while aiding students with their individual cameras.

Tonight, along with students from Beyond the Basics, the Shoot Like a Pro students will work on their newly acquired skills at the Ingham County Fair.

“[Students] will have an individual assignment that they will be working on at the fair, so each student will get a piece of the fair to make a photo story [about],” Caterina said.

Second year instructor Mike Caterina demonstrates proper shooting form for the 2016 “Shoot like a Pro” MIPA class. “I like to point my toe towards my subject,” Caterina said. He went on to explain how proper technique and holding form can greatly improve stability and image quality, especially on a long shoot with heavy camera equipment. Photo by Bo Brueck

Second year instructor Mike Caterina demonstrates proper shooting form for the 2016 Shoot like a Pro MIPA class. “I like to point my toe towards my subject,” Caterina said. He went on to explain how proper technique and holding form can greatly improve stability and image quality, especially on a long shoot with heavy camera equipment.
Photo by Bo Brueck

Photo assignments include food stands, 4H barns, and fair attendees on various rides.

“It’s basically the same kind of assignment you would get if you were a journalist at a newspaper,” Caterina said.

Junior Diante’ Brown, a yearbook photographer from Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Mich. is currently taking Shoot Like a Pro. Brown has been interested in photography since he was in eighth grade. He sees himself as an “aspiring photographer” and is eager to gain more knowledge regarding manual shooting.

“This will be my second night night shooting,” Brown said. “I like night shots, especially [because] at the fair there’s going to be a lot of lights and different colored lights. It should be fun.”

The bus leaves from West Shaw Hall at 5:30 p.m.. Tomorrow, Lea and Caterina will assist students as they review photos and go on their second photo assignment at a local basketball game.

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