I was Mr. Elling's student between 1992 and 1995. The long hours working on yearbook, leading a team of photographers, standing in the darkroom printing, and discussing the ins and outs of a technical craft with him, lead me directly to a successful stint as a professional photographer about 10 years later. A teacher now, I write this with tears in my eyes recongnizing the power of a teacher who is passionate and places trust in their students.
Mr. Elling is by far my favourite teacher at the school. He explained things in full, and while sometimes he seemed a bit dry and monotonous, if you listen, you'll catch his jokes. Best experience with photography I've ever had. I'm only disappointed that there are only two photo classes offered.
I'm a professional photographer in Denver now, in large part thanks to the gentle, quite, but very enabling teaching of Mr. Elling over 15 years ago. Thanks.
awesome teacher. my self portrait we did in painting and drawing got a national silver medal! yea E $!! very fun class...laid back but u still get stuff done.
he is a great teacher always there to help you weather in painting and drawing or in photo. he is not only a teacher but a friend.