The opportunity to do a 10-day trek in Nepal was never something I imagined I would be able to do but this summer I did just that. The trek was very different from the treks I have seen images from—much hotter, going up and up on stairs, through hot forests filled with leeches, and rain. All of which makes for a great trek if you are ready for it. I expected tree-less expanses of rock, rock and more rock. I did get fantastic views of the Annapurna region of Nepal, saw a couple monkeys, lots of water buffalo, hike in the rain and under the hot sun, and sweated my way up the Nepali elevators (trails made of stone steps that just go straight up the hillside).
Just a few images from the trek.
One last photo session for the term with the dancer Sami Corbitt. This time done in a large athletic facility with the dancer leaping onto the high jump pads. The lighting in the building is for the most part dreadful but on this day we got lucky with just the right light.
The best way I can think of spending a rainy day could be spending in a dance studio with a dancer and soft light. Here are some results of a recent shoot in the dance studio at Principia College with the dancer Maddi Demaree along with my students from my photo course Spring 2017.