We've all had a special teacher or two in our lives who have influenced our development and had a major impact on the types of people we grew up to become. This heartwarming video documents a surprise tribute students put together for their favorite high school photography teacher.
Coming to you from Adobe Creative Cloud, this wonderful video documents a surprise tribute for Chester Maharaj, the photography teacher at Godinez Fundamental High School in Santa Ana, California. A former photojournalist, Maharaj gave up that work to become a teacher, teaching several sections of a course called Art of Digital Photography at the school, the description of which highlights a complete education in media creation and the skills necessary to have a successful career in the modern world. And it's quite clear he's highly beloved, as the video follows him as he thinks he's being interviewed for a documentary, only to be surprised by a group of his students thanking him for the impact he had on their lives. It's a pretty touching video and should put a smile on your face. Did you have a photography or creative arts teacher who had an impact on you? Share your story in the comments!