Zen and the Art of Hot Dog Roasting

A group of Oklahoma State students huddle together around a small fire to roast hot dogs.

My friend Nathan and I headed to Norman to shoot an episode of “on.”¬†with Sherree Chamberlain as she recorded a live EP at Blackwatch Studios on Wednesday night.

On our way out, I spotted a gleam of light and a group of friends huddled around it. I thought it looked interesting, so we pulled over.

This happens frequently. I’ll be driving and see something and think or say, “Hey, there’s a picture.”

Sometimes I have to drive on by because of other plans. I hate that. I think about it the rest of the drive. I’ve made it a point to pull over unless I absolutely can’t.

A recent help to that attitude is that I’m taking my first class on photography. My professor, Shane Bevel, has asked the class to just get out and shoot. What a great thing to ask! He also said that I can’t use work from my newspaper assignments. Even better.

3 Responses to Zen and the Art of Hot Dog Roasting

  1. Love the mood in this one! Nice job!

  2. Doug Hoke says:

    congrats, you have learned a valuable lesson in the world of photography- shoot it when you see it, because it might not ever happen again! Nice photo.

  3. zachgray says:

    Thanks for the comment, Doug!

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A group of Oklahoma State students huddle together around a small fire to roast hot dogs.

My friend Nathan and I headed to Norman to shoot an episode of “on.”¬†with Sherree Chamberlain as she recorded a live EP at Blackwatch Studios on Wednesday night.

On our way out, I spotted a gleam of light and a group of friends huddled around it. I thought it looked interesting, so we pulled over.

This happens frequently. I’ll be driving and see something and think or say, “Hey, there’s a picture.”

Sometimes I have to drive on by because of other plans. I hate that. I think about it the rest of the drive. I’ve made it a point to pull over unless I absolutely can’t.

A recent help to that attitude is that I’m taking my first class on photography. My professor, Shane Bevel, has asked the class to just get out and shoot. What a great thing to ask! He also said that I can’t use work from my newspaper assignments. Even better.

3 Responses to Zen and the Art of Hot Dog Roasting

  1. Love the mood in this one! Nice job!

  2. Doug Hoke says:

    congrats, you have learned a valuable lesson in the world of photography- shoot it when you see it, because it might not ever happen again! Nice photo.

  3. zachgray says:

    Thanks for the comment, Doug!

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