On March 29th 2023, the Basic Photography students had a field trip to Hutan Kota GBK, a green open space near our FX Sudirman campus. Since we have prepared the permit in advanced, they were allowed to use the place outside its operating hours which usually open only from 6:00 – 10:00 in the morning for session 1 and 15:00 – 18:00 in the afternoon for session 2. The class had been split into two, a morning class and an afternoon class.

The morning class started well, it was a very hot walk to the location but the excitement suppressed any feeling of fatigue. Ms Dianti then explained the task for the students – 6 composition techniques. It was going well but then all of a sudden it started raining hard. Students took shelter – some took advantage of the situation by taking pictures of the rain. The rain settled and the students were eventually able to complete their task.

The afternoon class had quite the opposite experience. The day had cooled and they had plenty of shade to work with, no rain, barely any heat and the lighting was arguably better. And as they finished their task, we all headed back to campus, packed up our stuff and went home