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  • Last Flight Out Photography!

    I get this question a lot..."Scotty, why Last Flight Out Photography?".

    Well, let's say you are on a trip to some exotic location like....uh....Iceland, for example. There are three flights heading home on the last day of your trip...one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and the last flight leaving just after dinner. Which one do you choose? If it were me, I would choose the Last Flight Out because I want to spend every last minute I can getting just ONE more shot....know what I mean?

    This blog/website highlights my favorite photographs from trips I make around the world. There's nothing I love more than sharing my passion for photography.

    I am a High School Photography Teacher at the Jakarta Intercultural School in Jakarta, Indonesia. If you are ever in this part of the world, give me a call, and we can go out shooting together. Thanks for visiting my site, and please come back again and again...

Pacu Jawi Once Again

Yes, you heard that right. This was my 10th trip to Sumatra to see Pacu Jawi. This event was once again at a brand new location, and it was a good one. We had set up for us a nice tent and bamboo platform for one of the best views of the bull riders coming down the rice paddies. It was also roped off so that only our group could be in that area. It was a nice touch, and made it easy for photos as we didn’t have to get down into the mud to see the action.

 

New Website Coming

I just upgraded to ProPhoto 6, and am trying to re-design my website. It is a steep learning curve, and I am slowly getting there. The nice thing about this new version is that I can continue to work on the new website without this one being affected. So you will continue to see this website until I make the new one live. So, one of these days soon, you will see a new website when you click on scottygraham.com…!

 

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I Have a New Job

I just posted on Facebook the other day about my change of jobs. I have been teaching High School Mathematics for the past 20+ years, and doing photography “on the side”. Well, next school year, I will be a FULL TIME Photography teacher. This is a dream come true for me. To be paid to talk about and take photos all day every day is what dreams are made of. A good friend told me that to actually do your passion for a living doesn’t come around every day. I am really excited.

Class Photowalk

I have been teaching a couple of classes of photography mixed in with my Math classes the past couple of years. One of the things I like to do with my class is to take them out of school, and walk around a local Kampung, and take photos. It give the kids a chance to practice all they have learned about the camera in a real life setting. The kids all take photos, and then we go back to the classroom and edit the photos, and then we print their favorites. The best part is we then take the prints back to the Kampung and hand them out to the people who were photographed. It’s really a great little service project.

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Those of you that know me, know that I am a “Wide Angle” guy when it comes to underwater photography. So, I was a bit out of my element last week shooting little tiny stuff running around the bottom of the ocean in black sand. It certainly is a different style of diving, but Kayla and I just loved it. I felt like a beginner photographer though…focus was the toughest thing for me. My eyes are not getting better as I get older, and seeing these tiny little critters that were sometimes only as big as my finger nail (or smaller) was a challenge!

I did manage to get a few shots, though. Here is a sample of what I have processed so far…

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