The photo editor of the college paper sent me out to get some photos of last-minute cramming during finals. I tried the college library but couldn’t find anyone studying. Really?
My deadline was nearing and it just didn’t seem to be going very well until I went upstairs to the library in the Student Union. Surely, there would be students immersed in their books? Highlighters highlighting?
Well, no so I shot what I saw; the photo editor liked it and put it on the front page of the student paper.
Fortunately, there were no repercussions from the subjects in said photo. We were more genteel in those days.
This is another example of a photo that needed a lot more work, but we were limited to what we could do: blow the dust off, play with exposure time in the lab, dodge and burn a little during exposure time. Photoshop didn’t exist then. Neither did PCs for that matter.
Next assignment: let’s see if I can improve these three photos.