McKinney High School
Newsletter to students and parents
Normally you will be receiving a weekly email to have an update on what is going on during the week, we are all getting our feet back under us after summer. I'll do my best to keep it brief.
I am a native of McKinney and graduated from McKinney High School. Actually, my father, mother and an uncle all at some point taught at McKinney High School. However, they all teach math. Oops..
When I was a student in McKinney I stayed involved with basketball and the award winning broadcasting and yearbook programs.
I earned my Bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University where I studied Multimedia and Secondary Education. I was also a tour guide for the campus and photographer for the student produced paper at ACU.
In my free time I could be found either be traveling, camping, enjoying nature, playing a game of pick-up basketball or eating Chipotle.
I love photography and spreading the wealth of knowledge and I am fortunate enough to have combined two passions of mine and made it into a "job."
This week Photo I has started their first official project, take photos of forks. This project will have the students combining all the information they have learned the past couple of week to create high-quality photography. So far the students have learned about photocomposition, exposure settings and white balance. This project will finish at the end of the week. Harass them about bringing some of their images home and you'll have some nice photos to frame in the kitchen!
Take a look below to see some excellent examples of photos take in past projects.
This week we are continuing a project that is inspired by the blog and book by the title of "Humans of New York." Our "Humans of McKinney High School" is both a review of controlling settings and a transition project to the more artistic style that is required of the AP Photo course. The students are taking portraits of students and faculty on the MHS campus. This project will finish at the end of the week. Always get your kids to bring some of the work home, you've got some talented kids!