The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

Teaching portraits…

Teaching portraits…

For those unaware, I teach. But it really helps to bring in others to help sometimes. Sometimes I just know someone does it better than me. Sometimes I know that to have someone else say what I’ve said but in a voice that is not one they commonly hear, that goes far, too! On this

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The reason for daily commute…

The reason for daily commute…

So, I’m back to teaching! For those just joining us, I taught at Harding University literally the semester after I graduated. Kinda weird for both me and the students that were my same age, but… The normal teacher and University Photographer came down with a pretty serious case of dengue fever from mission work slash

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The interview process…

The interview process…

Spending time behind the D800 filming interviews. I like to produce a moving image that looks like a still as I intend it… Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Afternoon sunlight…

Afternoon sunlight…

Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Finishing a final…

Finishing a final…

By no means have I been teaching long. But my first semester was the Fall after I graduated from college. Since then, I’ve taught the same Photography 101 class four times. Then this time – the fifth – I was lucky enough to teach Advanced Photography with a slant toward Photojournalism. Tonight was the end

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And then, it was warm…

And then, it was warm…

Amazing days ahead. Stay tuned… -Noah D.

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Teach a light…

Teach a light…

My advanced photography class this semester has been extraordinary. It has been like the all-stars of all my past Photography 101 classes all at once. And that makes for a brilliant class. Today we have been discussing rather technical use of flash. Strobist kinda stuff. And, though not everyone has access to such equipment, many

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For the beauty of the blue hour…

For the beauty of the blue hour…

So many people get caught up in the golden hour. It is easy to shoot in because the light is so bright and brilliant. With high-ISO capabilities comes a little special moment of time in the late late evening just before the sun completely disappears and stars begin to show.   It is the time

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Waiting for clothes to dry…

Waiting for clothes to dry… Stay tuned… -Noah D.  

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Nothing wrong with returning…

Nothing wrong with returning…

Now in Athens… I was here a few months ago, only a few days into the semester. The students were just getting adjusted to everything. Now, they are only a couple of weeks remaining until returning home and they are all old pros at all this international travel thing. What I find fascinating is that

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A studio a day…

A studio a day…

Today was studio day in my photography class. Being that it is supposedly “advanced” photography, I turn the students loose in an “advanced” studio environment. Umbrellas, softboxes, parabolic reflectors, and more… Some students struggle with flash photography because it does tend to be a bit complex. It adds a fourth dimension to the exposure triangle

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Love and hate for things that don’t matter…

Love and hate for things that don’t matter…

We took a break during filming a little promotional today to let classes change and get the reverberations in the atrium in which we filmed down to anything other than sounding like IHOP on National Pancake Day. (Gee, I hope that’s not a lost reference… just Google it.) Filming was being done with a Canon

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