What An Activities Photographer Learned On Spot:Crazy English’s Founder At Dingzhou Middle School
To shoot photographs in an activity, a photographer needs not only to be mobile and agile enough to catch every occurrence or that of possibility, but to have a profound understanding of what is happening, so as to predict and capture wonderful moments.
Here is a photo of Crazy English’s founder Li Yang lecturing at Dingzhou Middle School in Hebei Province. Photographing for Crazy English for long, I’ve been totally familiar with its activities, thus, I was at ease on its occasions and shot plenty of remarkable photos. Recently, many people are confused by rumors about Li unfolding on newspapers. For they’ve never attended Li’s lectures before, they couldn’t understand what Li has conveyed to children, nor were they aware of the problems with children and Chinese education.
I miss the time when both Teacher Li and Kim lectured for Caizhili Corporation, which helped so many mothers. I hope one day I have the chance again to take a photo of them lecturing together.
The Advent of A New School Term—–Students of The Affiliated Middle School of Shanxi University
A new school term finally came with the lapse of the searing summer. What students have reaped in this summer? Traveling? Learning new songs? Or just squandering the whole summer as couch potatoes nestling at home? Most importantly, was the summer homework done? As a photographer accompanied with Teacher Li Yang, I’ve been to numbers of schools nationwide, met heaps of different students and took piles of photographs. Today I would like to introduce the Affiliated Middle School of Shanxi University, which was formerly the Shanxi Cadre School, a merger formed by the cadre schools in Taihang Millatary Region and Taiyue Military Region after they moved to Taiiyuan,Shanxi. In those days, there were no such criteria as Gaofushuai(i.e. Tall, wealthy, and handsome) for men, nor Baifumei(white, wealthy, and beautiful) for women. Instead, everyone was a young feverish revolutionist striving for the same goal. Of course, nowadays everyone is clear of their goal —–money, too!
Students in the Experimental Primary School in Jinnan District, Tianjin City
Apart from the commercial and portrait photographies, I also like photographing children at school. Here are some photos of a lecture at an experimental primary school in Jinnan District, Tianjin City. The chipper and pure children hearkened to Teacher Li in the sweltering summer, not burning yet in high temperature. Within the reach of the sight, my camera were drawn by every student’s engrossment to record their naive and innocent faces. I was enamored by these children for their unaffected smile and dilating passion. Tianjian is a city replete with traditional socialist color, so are the children upbrought there.
Under the overcast sky, muted rims and shadows and clear facial expressions forged extremely featured portrait photographs, that’s the reason why I like portrait photography in soft light.
This is a picture of a student of Taiyuan experimental school.I took the picture when I followed teacher liyang. Actually every child was born to have the sense of self-respect.To study well is their hope.But sometimes they hate studing for some reasons.I read a book named a good mother is much better than a good teacher.This is Yinjinli’s book.It’s really wonderful.There are many special opinions in the book.It’s really worthwhile to read it.
In the year of 2009, I followed Teacher Li to Mongoliar Zhun Geer National Secondary School, which featured blue sky and exuberant students. To our satisfaction, from morning to noon, Teacher Li was totally lost in imparting his knowledge and energy, while students were so earnest ad absorbed in receiving them. However, the happiest one was me, because I was the witness of all these and recorded them with my camera.
In China students study well in order to go to university.They want to have a good futher. They just want to leave their hometown.But teachers in order to provide food and clothes for their family and realize their dreams.They must do the boring job.They like good students. But actually after many years only some so-called students will visit them.