Friday, May 27, 2016

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon.

That famous Whiteside Theater was the perfect model on a cloudy Corvallis afternoon, May 21.

Whiteside Theater is the oldest theater in Corvallis,
 Oregon, and is still up and running.

Note: Posted two of the theater because I liked the
 close up and the medium shot equally. 
American Dream is known for it's great pizza and hospitable workers. 

American Dream; that one pizza place that Obama ate in that one time.
No big deal.

This obtrusive train in Avery Park in Corvallis is the perfect
 playground for rambunctious kiddos at the park. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

WK 9

Topic 1

The end of this term is hopefully not the end of my photojournalism experience. I would still like to dabble in the field of photo J. I think I have some growing to do as a photographer, but I enjoy it as a hobby. 

I have this bad habit of not liking to be told what to do with my creativity... Photojournalism is basically a prime example of this pet peeve. 

I just need to learn how to combine my creativity with finding the perfect compelling subject to tell a story. 

In the fall, I would like to continue to work with The Commuter and grow as a photojournalist. Just taking picture to go with each story that I write will fore me to gain experience and confidence in my photo-taking-abilities. 

Topic 2 

My favorite, hands down is Margaret Bourke-White. Her work is breathtaking.

The way she captures such captivating images while still telling such a compelling story... Can I have some of your talent please?

Her images are kind of raw, and bare, but they don't need modern edits to enhance the subject I think. She reminds me of a post-era Banksy. Banksy is a graffiti artist, but his work always brings up controversial topics with society, and I think that Bourke-White does this with her photography.

Forum 8

Topic 1

Just looking at the example of The Daily Graphic in the history section of the text makes me realize how much journalism has changed. I can't imagine how much time and patience it must have taken to all of these sketches.

Journalism is so fast pace now. We want quick shots and snappy headlines. I see this as a benefit to the journalism world. 

Journalism is about giving to the people. Letting the people of our society know what is going on in the world. By not spending hours on end doodling up the photo of the burning house, we can tweet that image in a jiffy.

While the drawings are impressive, journalism is more about giving the people what they want, and they want it NOW.

Topic 2

For my photo story, I really would like to go to a farmers market and photograph the process of preparing the tables. 

This could be considered a feature story; showcasing the process of something for an event.

I want to do this because as summer approaches, farmers markets are a place to go for fresh summer produce. It is time sensitive and appealing.   

My image ideas are to maybe get some of the preparation of the fruit; maybe the cleansing process. The table preparation and the arrangements. Then also, customers lurking through the hundreds of cantaloupe in search of the perfect one for their fruit salad. 

Sports Photo

Local riders gather for a day spent at the Corvallis Skate Park May 2016. 

Gearing up for a jump at the Corvallis Skate Park May 26, 2016

The Corvallis Skate Park was almost vacant on a cloudy May afternoon.

Monday, May 16, 2016

WK 7 Forum


For my sports/ action photo I intend to shoot some photos of the outdoor sports on campus. For example, the outdoor soccer players that kick a ball around on sunny afternoons. Usually, OSU holds scrimmage games on Thursdays (or so I have heard), so I would like to go catch them in action. I used to be a soccer player, so this is the one sport that I can tolerate and would want to sit and watch long enough to snap photos.

For the OVERALL photo, I think that the team spread out over the field would be a good shot.
The MEDIUM photo could be a post-goal victory shot of the teammates celebrating.
My CLOSE UP shot could be a snap of the goalie's face as they dive for a ball.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Mother's Day: a day of the year (in the US, the second Sunday in May) on which mothers are honored by their children.

Steffi Campbell shares laughter with her son at
Cycle Town Coffee in Lakeview, Ore. on May 9.

A playful two-year-old, Degan Campbell,
gives his mama kisses May 9 in Lakeview, Ore. 

Degan, too shy to look at the camera, shows of his smirk
 on Saturday, May 9.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

WK 6 Forum

Topic 1

MY HOMETOWN project.

1. I have been thinking about doing Salem, Oregon. I live fairly close to Salem, and with it being our state's capitol it has several landmarks that make it a good subject. Everyone knows where Salem is, so capturing some cozy shots of a the big city could make it more relevant to small town residents.

2. I am thinking about going around downtown and maybe snapping some shots of small businesses. There are several small businesses that are well respected in the community. I was also thinking about going to the capitol building because it is the most obvious and well-known landmark in Salem.

3. I think that the small business one. Getting permission to go into a business and take photos is kind of hard. Sometimes business owners don't really care, but other times they have a problem with people taking photos in their store.

Topic 2

My favorite photo was the one of the bride holding a photo of one of her loved one's from the service. This photo just captured a lot of emotion. Not all weddings are rainbows and sunshine. People experience grief for the one's who may not have been able to attend, and I think that Karl did a goo job of this. (my laptop wouldn't save the image for some reason, so here's the link)

Questions for Karl:

1. What made you want to make photography a profession?

2. Have you ever worked as a photojournalist, for a newspaper?

3. What is your biggest challenge, and greatest achievement, as a photographer?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Photographer of the week-- Mihaela Noroc

The photographer I chose for this assignment was 30-year-old Mihaela Noroc. She is famous on Instagram for her collection called "The Atlas of Beauty."

This is my favorite photo by Noroc.
The speckles of light shining on the
 subjects face provides a whimsical vibe.
Her facial expression is restful and pure. The vibrant colors
pop with the dark toned back ground. 
Noroc discovered her passion for photography when she was 17. She grew up in Romania, and when she was 27, she quit her life there to explore the beauty of the world.

It was traveling during vacations that started making her realize the beauty in diversity. At the age of 27 she put her savings and efforts into a project.

Her blog "The Atlas of Beauty" is a collection of portraits of women in various cultures that she take while she from country to country. She has been devoted to "The Atlas of Beauty" for three years.

Her photography stood out to me because she her passion really shows in her work. Each photo has a unique sense of self, but with a continued sense of style that ties all the photos together.

She strives to show appreciation for the women in diverse cultures who work hard for their goals. She wants to not only capture their outer beauty, but their inner beauty; showing them how truly beautiful they are.