Photography professor serves as technical editor

Oct 29, 2010 | General News, Liberal Arts

Frank Hamrick, an assistant professor of photography at Louisiana Tech, served as a technical editor for the second edition of “Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity,” written by Michelle Bates.
Bates originally published her book in 2006.
“I attended the national conference of the Society for Photographic Education, which was in Philadelphia this past spring,” Hamrick said. “Focal Press had a booth in the conference’s exhibitor’s hall. I asked their representative if she would send me a copy of ‘Plastic Cameras’ to consider as the textbook for my sophomore level photography course, which incorporates plastic cameras.”
Hamrick said soon after the conference he received an e-mail from Focal Press asking if he was willing to be a technical editor for the book’s second edition.
“It was not my responsibility to correct bad grammar or sentence structure,” he said. “My task was to read the updated manuscript and make sure it clearly and accurately explained to readers what kinds of imagery can be produced by using these lo-fi cameras.”
Hamrick said he just received his copy of the new edition.
“It was rewarding to be able to contribute my experience as a photographer and writer to this project,” Hamrick said. “I look forward to reading the final product.”
Written by Jessica Cassels