The photography students spent a lot of time doing there homework while we were out. They were getting a better grasp of depth of field and points of view. Looking at their photography that they are doing now, I can instantly tell that their time of purposeful instruction and practice has had an influence on their work.
Monday night we went to Times Square. We enjoyed a meal at Ellen's Singing Stardust Diner - a 50's diner for wannabe broadway stars who sing and dance while taking orders and delivering food. Students got the chance to take in the bright lights and shop. While they tended to the more familiar fashion staples like H&M and Forever 21, I enjoyed the 5 story Toys R Us, and just sitting on the steps watching the billboards change.
|Time Square Banners|
|Me and my friend Luke (who chaperoned)|
|Students in front of the Nederlander Theatre|
|R & L with Thayne|
|M with Jess|
|Students interviewing and photographing cast member Jess|
|Girls with dancer/actor Alex Wong|
|Interviewing Alex Wong|
|Girls with dancer/actor Evan L.|
Wednesday night we went to Union Square and had dinner at Max Brenner's Chocolate Restaurant. The food there is amazing, but nothing like the deserts. But we were so tired, full and hot that we never got to desert. Instead took a warm summer night stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge!
|View from the Brooklyn Bridge at the Financial Distinct (tallest tower = World Trade Center)|
|Students on the Brooklyn Bridge|
|Girls (very coordinated) in front of the fountain at Lincoln Center|
|Lincoln Center Fountain. Lincoln Center to Right, New York Opera to Left, American Ballet straight ahead|
Friday was our last day. Students had a final class in the morning and then we met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - one of many museums and cultural staples in the city. However, the students were not as interested in the museum as I had hoped. After 45 minutes they resorted to taking in the 37 degree heat (celcius to my American viewers) on the roof and enjoying the view. We walked back through Central Park and had our final dinner at the Shake Shack, another New York Staple, before heading back to JFK.
|The roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, looking into the city|