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Digital Photo Assignments by Steve Anchell

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Preface

When John Maul hired me to teach photography at Oregon State University, I admit to having been nervous. Even though I had been teaching adults since 1979 I had no training in conducting a semester-long course—one in which there was meant to be an orderly progression of learning from one class to the next.

I was confident that I would be able to go on amazon.com and find plenty of books with lots of ready-made assignments and inspirational ideas for teaching. Sure enough, there were about a dozen books that claimed to have photo projects and assignments. I ordered every one.

With almost no exception, these books proved to be worthless. Not that there weren’t a few good ideas in each of them, but they were either so remedial as to be a ...

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