Project Mentorship: The Bragging Wall

Darwin and I are constantly impressed with the work of our students. It truly is a pleasure to see photographers gain confidence under our tutelage and pursue wholeheartedly their unique ideas. We’ve wrapped up the first week of our brand new eCourse, 7/365: The Mentored Photo Project. And before we begin our second course, we just had to brag a little about our first week’s students.

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

Meet Lynn

Lynn loves flowers. Oh sure, we all like to sniff a rose or admire a bouquet of colourful carnations. But Lynn takes appreciation of flowers and plants to a whole new level. Lynn sees flowers. With whatever tool comes to hand, be it a smartphone or dSLR, Lynn leans in close, capturing the sprinkling of pollen on a stamen or the elegant sweep of a petal. Lynn’s images are rooted in reality – we know we are looking at flowers, after all. But the everyday magic of the details of flowers is what Lynn adeptly reveals with her camera.

As part of the 7/365: The Mentored Photo Project eCourse, students are asked to define the project they wish to work on in one or two sentences. Here is what Lynn had to say:

I want to discover ways of photographing flowers to show what I can now see and to try to portray the excitement I now have.

Why is the world of flowers revealed anew for Lynn? Because, as she references in her project statement, Lynn can “now see”. A recent operation on her eyes has given her back the gift of clear and close sight. And what better blessing for a photographer! So, lean in and look closely at the world of flowers cleverly brought to life through Lynn’s eyes. We expect to see more beautiful work from this budding photographer in future.

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

©Lynn Schwehr

 

About the Author

Photographing the incredible beauty of natural things, filming quirky videos, trying new foods with unpronounceable names, curling up with a good book, sharing ideas on how to live lighter on the Earth...these are a few of my favourite things!

8 Comments

  1. Sue
    August 2, 2016

    Totally amazing shots

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  2. Shari
    August 2, 2016

    Those are pretty impressive! Fantastic job, Lynn!

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  3. Lynn smith
    August 2, 2016

    Awesome images, very beautiful work.

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  4. Gail Reichert
    August 2, 2016

    Awesome shots. Love how you learned to see better.

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  5. Russ Scullen
    August 2, 2016

    Holy Crap Lynn, these images are amazing. So happy for you to be able to “see” better literally and as a photographer.

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  6. Erin LaPlace
    August 3, 2016

    Wowzers, Lynn; such exquisite images; I feel like I should be able to lean into my monitor and smell the aroma of these gorgeous blossoms! Congratulations on your renewed vision and extraordinary gift to be able to photography these flowers so beautifully!! The intricacy of each image is fascinating!!

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  7. Jane Chesebrough
    August 4, 2016

    Beautiful takes on these flowers.

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  8. Dorothy
    August 11, 2016

    All the hard work paid off. Those are amazing! Keep up the good work!

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