One of my biggest accomplishments this year, other than graduating college, was my photo of Marco Lemus making the Cover of CSUSM’s Steps Magazine.
I have been chosen by the Cal State faculty to be the coordinator for the 2012 Funes Digital Art Contest. Here is the poster I created for the event.
My 2nd internship assignment was to photograph the Cal State Men’s Basketball game as they took on Fresno Pacific at our home court at Mira Costa College. Yep, we play our home games at Mira Costa. The lighting in the gym isn’t the greatest, but I managed the best that I could. It was another test for me shooting indoors and getting action shots but I’m pretty happy with my progress so far. The CSUSM Cougars, ended up beating Fresno Pacific in a close game 71-69. Here are some shots I took at the game.
I recently took a photography internship at Cal State San Marcos to fulfill the last three credits I need to graduate. My first assignment was to photograph legendary basketball player, Bill Walton, as he gave a speech as part of CSUSM’s “In the Executive’s Chair Series.” I have always been used to taking photos outdoors, mostly doing landscapes, so some of my assignments will be a challenge. I look forward to improving my skills in indoor photography. The Bill Walton assignment was a lot of fun. Mr. Walton is a very motivational speaker and even though I was just there to take photos, I learned a lot about his philosophy on business and on life in general. It was a great experience. Here are a few photos from the meeting.
Here are some Minimalist Portraits I made of myself and my friends. I was inspired by the artist Ali Jabbar. These were all done in Adobe Illustrator.
These are some Panos that I have taken for Panorama week in class.
Here are some night photos I took in Oceanside.
Here is the poster I made that will be used for the Silence and Noise multidisciplinary art event here at Cal State San Marcos on Friday Dec. 9th.
This past week we were asked to visit the Infinite Balance Exhibit at the Museum Of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in San Diego. Each of the Artists in the exhibit are on the shortlisted for the Prix Pictet, which is the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. After viewing all the photos, we were given the task of choosing one of the photographer’s featured in the exhibit, and then take photos of our own that reflected our chosen photographer’s style.
The photographer I chose was Thomas Joshua Cooper. Cooper’s photos consist of stunning black and white landscapes, most of them containing water in some way or another. The deep contrasts between black and white in the images are what stood out most to me. The white really pops, but does not overshadow the deep black and gray tones. Many of his photos contain a beautiful ethereal glow, usually the white glow of crashing water contrasted against sharp black and grays.
To reflect Thomas Joshua Cooper’s style I traveled to the beach to take my photos like I have many times before. I focused on getting close up shots of the ocean and crashing waves. I tried to create as much contrast as I could in the photos, creating really stark black and whites. These images really fit the black and white beach collage I did a few weeks back, I even featured one of those shots, a static shot of ocean foam, in this series as well. Here are the photos that I took trying to best reflect the style of Thomas Joshua Cooper.
This is a collage of photos I recently took on a cloudy day at the beach.
A collage of photos taken at Cal State San Marcos.
Today in our digital photo sketchbook class we took photos of a soccer game between Cal State San Marcos and San Diego Christian. The Cougars ended up winning the game 4-2. Here are a few of my favorite photos I took from today.
Here are my three triptychs for this week’s assignment.
Here are 5 photos I took for Food Week in my digital photo sketchbook class.
These CGI batteries were done by Derk de Wit from Zuidbroek, The Netherlands. Derk liked my Cloveready batteries logo I made, seen here, and used it to create these cool CGI batteries. My original design is a play on the Eveready batteries logo. The program he used is called VUE 6 Infinite.
This is a stylistic word cloud made using the website Tagxedo.com . I used the most common words found on my blog to create a word cloud of my shark logo.