I gave a lesson on subject of my expertise when I began my teaching degree, as we all did. Mine was digital media, and how to use a digital camera.
The brief I gave my ‘students’ was to do a Jeffery Smart type image. I demonstrated this using a little tiny digital auto camera-you can get good stuff out of them-it’s just knowing how. I was pretty happy with this, and I love Jeffery Smart. (all about lighting and composition)
[side note] Have you seen one of his painting in the flesh? I love the composition and colours-but they are so scratchy! Didn’t expect that. Not lush, as the colours imply-they looks better reproduced.
[another side note] I’m glad he doesn’t give in to conjecture about what his work means-it his style, and it works.