Eric Mitchell - Photography teacher at Fresno High

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Eric Mitchell - Photography teacher at Fresno High

Post by Lost Fresno » Thu May 24, 2018 9:19 am

Mr. Mitchell taught his entire career at Fresno High School and retired in 1974. Although I went to McLane, I had heard of a wonderful photography class at Fresno High from a friend, So I made a special effort to sign-up for summer school there and I was not disappointed.

Not only was the class fantastic and boosted my photography hobby but I got to know Eric. He taught photography and music as well. I eventually joined the Fresno Camera Club where he served on its board for many years. He was a collector of antique glass and he loved buttermilk. I have included a page from the Fresno High yearbook when they dedicated a page to him. Mr. Mitchell passed on December 7, 1988. If anybody has fond memories of Eric Mitchell, please share them here.
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Re: Eric Mitchell - Photography teacher at Fresno High

Post by Lost Fresno » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:52 pm

More on Eric Mitchell. Although he served as the President of the Fresno Camera Club on and off, it was the monthly contests that he won time and time again. His secrete weapon, a laundry clothes pin which he would gather loose material on the portraits sitters back, so that the the front hung better. A good trick to use even today if you are shooting portraits.
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