Copper Hammering and Photography Class

It’s Thursday…and I have my photography class tonight through Truckee Meadows Community College. Capture Desert's Spring Colors ~ taught by Mark Vollmer. Can’t wait. The field trip is on Saturday…wonder where we’re going to go take pictures!?

I’ve been having lots of fun hammering and wire wrapping copper during the evening this week. Decided to practice on copper as it’s much cheaper than sterling silver…will wait to work with that wire.

All of my soldering tools are outside in the backyard shed/tool shop, and I haven’t had any desire to go out there at night so I’ve been sticking to wire wrapping the pendents. After hammering, beading and wrapping I put them in a tupperware with LOS (Liver of Sulphur) for oxidizing.

Here is what I’ve done so far ~

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Capture Desert’s Spring Colors ~ Photography Class TMCC

My sister just emailed me Truckee Meadows Community College’s (TMCC) spring 08 Photography class schedule ~ we signed up for Mark Vollmer’s Capture Desert’s Spring Colors that will be taught in May. WooHoo!  I love photography.

Class description: 

Help your photos mirror the desert’s spring majesty in this combination lecture and photo field trip class. Using his own award winning work as examples, the instructor will demonstrate ways you can create powerful springtime photographs in your own backyard or abroad. In addition, bring two prints and get personalized advice from the instructor to strengthen your work’s impact. This class is useful for both film and digital users.

Instructor Biography: Mark E Vollmer

Mark Vollmer is an award-winning photographer who has studied under legendary photographers Galen Rowell and Frans Lanting. His coffee table book, The Tahoe Rim Trail, broke sales records in area bookstores. An instructor since 1995, Vollmer received TMCC’s Teaching Excellence Award in April 2007.