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Bison herd in Yellowstone
Rainbow over M Mountain
Sandstone Arch
Waterfall in Alaska
lonely salt lake
Feeling Blue
mountain simphony
Flower in Alaska
Pikes Place Police
Tree
Photoception
Rob Kangas
Male Cardinal sitting in the Bushes.
Sunset over Bow of USS Midway
Chilli Production in Bangladesh
Bee on Flower
Journey by Train
Cactus Flower
Morning after the birth of my son
Bee on Flower
Running Train
Sunset of the Elephant Rock
Through the lush green Ceylon tea estates
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Rob Kangas

Rob was my photography teacher for my advanced black and whit class last spring, he's also the head of the photography department at OCC, at least for the Royal Oak Campus. Anyone who's had Rob as a teacher knows that he has the answer to pretty much any question you could have. The man is a wizard, he has the admiration of every student he's ever taught. Unfortunately I didn't have much time to interview him because he was on break from his history of photography class. I did, however, get the answer to the question I think a lot of people want to know: how did you get your start in photography? Rob told me that he began by working in the operating room with one of relatives after school (I think he said he was 17). The shift that he worked happened to be the emergency shift, so he saw some pretty gnarly stuff. He decided to try and find some work somewhere else and ended up in the photography department of the hospital. There he was encouraged to go to school for the craft, and ended up at College for Creative Studies for photography. He realized that what he really enjoyed was photography education and ended up going to grad school for it. Now he keeps the classics alive at OCC teaching pretty much every photography course they offer.

TAGS: Education, Michigan, Teacher

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Royal Oak, Michigan, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Nathan Archambeau.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Date Uploaded: May 12, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 90mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1000
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