To top it all off, John critiqued our editorials. This was a welcome change of pace. Instead of commenting on each others work as a class, John gave us feedback, completely unaware of who's work was who's. He encouraged me to play around even more with a particular lighting style (natural light with the background flared). His biggest criticism was that my images were not completely cohesive, they looked like they could be from different shoots. I would have to agree, but also admit that given what I set out to accomplish, I am extremely proud of the end result.
All in all, it was an outstanding evening. One from which I take valuable words of wisdom and advice. It was also awesome to hear that this accomplished photographer considers the photography school at OCC to be a top five program in the country. Not to shabby.