Hi everyone! I'm down here in Oxford, Ohio at Miami University to attend The Lilly Conference on College Teaching. This is my second year here at Lilly and I actually got a chance to present with a wonderful friend and colleague, Debra Westerfelt. Deb is an Assistant Professor of Business Management at Ashland University. We presented a lecture on "Web 2.0 Tools for the 21st Century Collaborative Learning Environment. We discussed techniques and free online tools that instructors could use easily in their classrooms. This is a topic that I'm passionate about, because I enjoy helping people achieve that "ah-ha" moment. Aside from purely just photography, I have a sincere love for teaching. I always thought the best instructors in college were the ones that had practical real-world experience. I think I'll be very lucky if one day, I can teach at a University, a class on the ins and outs of owning a business and exploring ones own creativity.
Now, as you all know (or at least those of you who follow the blog) I never travel without a camera, and this trip down to Oxford was no exception. I had some free time this evening to run around campus and create some cool new HDRs. Now, being a Bowling Green guy, I have to say that my loyalties remain with my dear alma mater. but I was able to put aside my disdain for our football rival and shoot what I think are some really cool shots. Miami has one of the most beautifully designed campuses I've ever seen. The new buildings are immaculate and are nothing short of amazing. I listened to a lecture by Michael Wesch, (Professor at Kansas State University that created the "A Vision of Students Today" video ---> Worth Watching!!!) in their new business building and I was blown away by the layout and design. This place definitely knows how to create buildings with style and elegance.
So, when I went shooting this evening, that's what I set out to capture, the style and elegance of some of Miami's landmarks and new buildings. I hope you all like what I came up with!