How to make a roommate angry

So without being here for the weekend I didn’t get the chance to capture all the emotion with the race, blues and cards so I went around town and tried to capture some people but nothing came out real well. Well having said that, I thought I would mess with my roommate and piss him off as much as I could. We took the garbage out and I raced in the house locking all the doors. I sat down and watched some TV letting my roommate sit outside for a while (I know cruel right?) Anyway, 10 missed calls later I opened the door and captured his “angry face”. It turned out to be a pretty funny shot and he laughed about it later because I showed him the picture. Anyway, the light was perfect and the ISO was around 600 or 500 something like that. Shutter speed was perfect!

To Stay Out of the Slammer Don’t Drive Hammered

So I thought I could get a little creative with this assignment and it turned out great. I went out and bought a pair of handcuffs along with the liquor we have in the house (we are in college ;) and I threw in my keys from my jeep. Shot turned out great, good lighting, nice dark background. I was pleased with this shot. Wasn’t sure if I did it right but after seeing some other blog posts I think it turned out great. The shutter speed and the ISO was great and the camera didn’t mess up on me so I was happy with this. I am really looking forward to the emotion assignment and like Erik said I wish I was in STL this weekend with all the stuff going on but I know I will have other shots since we do live in a city. I have some good ideas flowing in my head. Anyway, have a good weekend!! GO BILLS!

Spring Cleaning

I took pictures of Don Finn, one of the grounds crew guys. He was raking our field and cutting grass. The lighting was terrible and It was pretty much impossible to find good light but I did the best I could. Travis Parker hit me in the head with a bat today (by accident) so I am not much of a mood to write anything. 5 stitches later and a cracked tooth, have a good Easter Break!!!

Atlas Week

If I had it my way I would have beaten Erik to a Crime Scene on the streets of North St. Louis but I didn’t have a police scanner and I didn’t feel like hanging out there waiting around. Anyway, I chose Atlas week and ended up at the 51st Meeting of St. Louis’ Dialogue Group of the World’s Religions and Philosophies. (Yeah I was apart of history) The event took place in the Wool Ballroom in the BSC, the lighting in there like the Rec Center is a joke so I had to adjust. I got this sweet shot of the chairs going down the line and a man intently watching the awesome presentation. If you look closely you can see a photographer from the UNews try and take my shot but nope I was there first!

Dunk City Baby

So I knew everyone was going to do an outdoor sport since the weather was great and I saw a bunch of people take pictures of us at our games so I decided to see what the basketball guys were up to. Anyway I got in touch with Mike McCall and see if they were playing ball up at the rec. Luckily they were, so I ran up there and they were doing a little 2 v 2 and then a dunk contest in front of a group of people. The lighting in there was a joke but I did my best and got the shutter speed to fit the speed of the game. The picture you see is of Corey Remekun dunking, I got underneath the basket just enough so I didn’t get stepped on. Pretty good shot if I do say

so myself.

 

 

Will the studying ever end?

So walking around Xavier Hall I found a bunch of people cramming before tests and I thought it would be cool to capture some moments while people sweated out finals. I was hoping for a mental breakdown from some people but that didn’t happen (is that bad I wished that?) Anyway the light in the Lab and hallway wasn’t great until the sun started shining through the windows which made it a lot easier. Overall I was pleased with the way these came out and it was also a plus that people were really so focused on their studying that they didn’t even realize I was taking photos after I told them. I used anywhere between a 700 ISO to almost a 1600. Anyway, early game tomorrow so I will leave you with a Happy Spring Break!!!

The boys are back in town

So this assignment was by far the most difficult for me. A couple of reasons, the first being the time I had to do this with the traveling between Florida and the fact that we are in Arizona a couple days later. Secondly, was the fact that posing for a picture is boring and just ugly in my point of view but needless to say it has to be done in photo journalism. Anyway, let me explain my inspiration behind my photos. I was reading ESPN the mag and it was about Albert Pujols (sorry he left, let it go) and they did a photo shoot with him in his new Angels gear. I think the most successful portrait pictures are the ones that the athletes take (sorry I am biased) but anyway I thought it would be cool to do a little photo shoot on the field after practice with our two new top players. I consider them sort of the bash brothers since they live together, are big guys and hit behind one another in the lineup. It would have been awesome if I had a studio to do this in but you make do with what you have in life. On this day, I had clouds with some sun and a crappy baseball field. The one thing I had trouble with was that anytime I tried getting real close, it wouldn’t let me take the picture so I had to do the best I could with what I had. To be honest Erik, I was not a fan of this assignment but I tried my best.


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