Lakeland College always offers an array of classes in the arts and sciences for children. This year's offerings are, theater, painting, guitar, ukulele, and I am teaching two photography classes .
Here is the link for more information and to register for the classes: Register here.
It's almost as if we are living in an altered universe. Mask-wearing and glove-donning beings all over the place! It sort of reminds me a Twilight Zone episode. Ya know, the one where you don't see anyone's face until the end and they are all disfigured. Ok, not exactly like that. (Great episode though)
Masks work, they save lives, they don't work, only make you feel like you are doing the right thing. Whatever the sentiment, some people are wearing masks because it's the only way they can open the doors to their businesses so they can earn a living. No matter how you look at it, some have to. The gub'ment says so.
What has been your experience with masks? Do you wear one? Why or why not? Below are businesses who either have chosen to wear or are mandated to wear masks. I hope you will stop by their places of business and give them some love. No hugs or handshakes though. Just love. wink
You may or may not know that I am a bit of a crime geek. Back when I made the decision to take a photography class at Lakeland College, I was deciding on whether or not to take a Criminal Science course instead. Oh so close to becoming a police officer or a detective. (insert daydreaming emoji here)
Just last month I was asked by an attorney friend if I would like to photograph "Covid Court". I thought, "Are people suing over Covid already?". What he meant was to photograph court session(s) while social distancing and masking wearing are enforced. Lemme think... YES! The date was set for June 9th. I was told that it may change because well, that's the nature of the beast. Court dates change regularly.
That morning I called to make sure everything was still on. It was. Yay! I arrived thirty minutes early to scope the lighting and where I was to be stationed. As I walked into the Cumberland County Courthouse, the nicest people greeted me and gave me permission to move about so I can get the shots I wanted.
I met the Honorable Judge Braden, security guard Terry, Jill the court reporter, and many others. Everyone there gave me permission to photograph them as they understood this is history in the making. The only person who did not was the witness. I reassured her that if she was in any photographs that she would be blurred out and I gave her my card just in case she had any questions. The criminal seemed to be happy to allow me to photograph him though. As he was lead into the courtroom, I noticed he looked for the witness and locked his eyes on her. I was not briefed on any details so, that only made my mind race in speculation to the nature of the case.
We weren't there very long however, case will resume at a later date. I was invited to come back. Perhaps I can photograph the outcome. This shoot was a real dream come true for me.
By the way, other than one quick wedding, I have never been in court.