Archive for April, 2012

April 26th, 2012

Koki from the Couch Series

Koki From The Couch Series

by Adam Coish (Photography Studies)

To see more of Adam’s photos, visit his website.

This photo was taken while Adam was enrolled in Larissa Issler-Little’s course on advanced portrait photography: ‘Advanced Portrait Photography’(CFPN 382).

April 26th, 2012

Beauty

Beauty
by Giulia Ciampini (Photography Studies)

To see more of Giulia’s photos, visit her website.

This photo was taken while Giulia was enrolled in Larissa Issler-Little’s course on advanced portrait photography: ‘Advanced Portrait Photography’(CFPN 382).

April 22nd, 2012

Symphony of Emotions

Symphony of Emotions

by Victor Alfaro (Photography Studies)

To see more of Victor’s photos, visit his portfolio website.

This photo was taken while Victor was enrolled in Larissa Issler-Little’s course on advanced portrait photography: ‘Advanced Portrait Photography’(CFPN 382).

April 21st, 2012

Silhouette

Silhouette
by Pietro Baroni, Learner, Photography Studies

April 20th, 2012

Laneway

Laneway

by Lauren May (Photography Studies)

To see more of Lauren’s photos, visit her website:
www.lauren-may-photography.com

This photo was taken while Lauren was enrolled in Larissa Issler-Little’s course on digital photography: ‘Digital Capture I’(CFPN 383).

April 3rd, 2012

Muddy Misadventures

by Samantha Read, Learner, Writing Workshops

It felt like I was falling in slow motion. A million thoughts flashed through my mind on the way down before a final, desperate, “No!” as I hit the soft, warm ground. The mud squelched as I landed, coating me head to toe in a brown sludge. Only it wasn’t mud.

I had only been at the elephant sanctuary in Northern Thailand for a few hours but any doubts in my mind of what the “mud” pile had consisted of beforehand were crystal clear now: I was literally up to my eyeballs in elephant dung. The strong, pungent smell stung my nostrils and wafted up to my eyes, causing them to water. My stomach, late to the party, nervously fluttered in response to the current predicament and began to send the contents of lunch back up to my throat. Slowly swallowing, I struggled to get stable footing and pushed myself back up to my feet.

“You must watch for piles. Elephants poop up to 50 kilos a day!” said a passing mahout cheerfully. I pulled pieces of dung from my hair and mumbled “thanks.” A warm breeze floated through the valley and sent leaves gently showering down. I picked up the largest one I could spot and began to wipe off my face and neck, gingerly.

I gazed off at the mountains in the distance as I closed my eyes and counted to 10. “This is not so bad,” I reassured myself, and opened my eyes to come face-to-face with the shy smile of a young elephant. She was happily snacking on the watermelons that I had dropped, chewing thoughtfully before reaching her trunk out for another one. I gave her ears a playful rub and said again, out loud, “This is not so bad at all.”

About Samantha Read

Samantha says: “While I have always enjoyed travel, last year I took a five-month sabbatical from my job in communications to explore the world. I live in Toronto.”

Samantha’s travel writing piece was written for Ann Ireland’s online course for beginning travel writers: ‘Creative Travel Writing’ (CWWR 952).