I absolutely love teaching the history of photography. This semester at Howard Community College, I wanted to give my students a more hands on approach to the course. These students, most of whom were not art or photography majors, experimented with wet-plate collodion, cyanotype processes, large format cameras, and they built pinhole cameras out of cardboard. It was such a joy to see them try these historic processes for the first time. Students worked as a team to create these images and each one had an important role in the process! These photographs were taken in the studio using artificial “grow” lights, 4 second exposure, 1 hour class time….!