Month: October 2018

Dallas Derby Devils Super Scrimmage

Jayne Ochoa invited me to photograph a roller derby practice session with the Dallas Derby Devils, and I have to say it’s amazing, I found my limitations real quick shooting indoors and with my cropped sensor equipment, and lenses. Oh man though, watching them glide across the floor like sharks and then burst through a block line, and absolutely destroy each other is insanely intense, beyond that I watched them go from gameface aggressive to genuine concern and helping out each other in a heartbeat. I’ve never even considered sports photography, and I can’t say I’m particularly good at it, but of all the things I’ve tried to do for college assignments, this is the one that resonates the most […]

Richland College Votes with America

America Ferrera and Alicia Keys visited Richland College to encourage students to vote, it was my first time dealing with crowds and trying to keep my mind on my camera settings over the sound was overwhelming at first, but after I got used to just (mostly politely) pushing through on past people it was enjoyable if a bit insane. My wife couldn’t believe I didn’t know who America Ferrera was.

Portrait Assignment

One of the worst things I’m at is actually directing people on how to pose, I feel like I’m a lot better at nature photography because I just “see” it and photograph it, I need to get better at directing people because I genuinely enjoy portraits. I’d like to move into photographing more people. My wife was nice enough to pose for a portrait assignment I have at Richland College.

Richland College – First Studio Work

As much as I hate making mistakes and missed opportunities, it makes me work a lot harder finding mistakes later and kicking myself for not measuring twice, at the end of class we actually got to go inside the studio at Richland College, it’s small but decked out with gear I don’t understand but immediately makes me want to take a Studio Lighting course! These were just quick “Hey we have 30 minutes of free time, this is what the Studio looks like!”, I had all the wrong settings, wrong iso, wrong lens, wrong shutter speed, but it really was a quick “Hey think fast!” moment and boy howdy did I not think fast at al! That being said again […]