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Photojournalism Projects:

News Assignment- Students Celebrate the Kick off of SCSU Homecoming at Blizzard Shack

The general news assignment was created for students, like myself, to attend an event at St. Cloud State that was considered news. For many centuries, St. Cloud did not have a homecoming, however as of Fall 2018, that is no longer the case. Homecoming was brought back for students, staff, alumni, and faculty, to celebrate being a Husky. I attended an event called Blizzard Shack on October 17, 2018, from 7pm to 11pm. This event had an array of events including marshmellow roasting, a DJ, Ferris wheel, mini golf, a non-alcoholic bar, dancing, food, and much more. Students attended the event with many of their friends to relax, have a good time, and celebrate St. Cloud State’s homecoming. As a photographer, I knew I wanted to attempt a night photo shoot. Because this event had so many crazy lights, I thought the pictures turned out great! I had to bump up the ISO on some pictures, hence the gradient, however it was helpful to capture the overall feel. I took about 200 photos and then edited around 60. For this assignment, I only was allowed to choose twelve. I have so many more great shots, but these, I believe capture the essence of the event. I personally loved all of the Ferris wheel shots as the colors really made the images fun! I used all canon equipment, listed below, and did most of my edits in Lightroom. After re-looking at my work, I can honestly say this is one of my favorite events that I attended and loved the variety of shots and how they turned out!

Gear used: Canon 80D, 50mm lens, 18-135mm lens, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Introduction Assignment- Muscle Pump Class is Underway at St. Cloud State University

For this assignment, the task was to take pictures with any theme in mind. I decided to go to a Group Exercise class on campus lead by instructor Caitlin. I used my camera to capture a wide variety of shots including some close ups, wide shots, medium shots, high shots, and low shots. It was a bit tricky for lighting, however I changed my settings to have a higher ISO and bigger shutter speed. Indoor pictures are not something I absolutely love to do, however due to rain and a negative on first plan, indoor will have to suffice. I captured some shots of the muscle pump class with participants, some of the schedule, and some of the building in which the classes take place. I got a few names from the class, however I was not going to ask everyone while they were in the middle of a workout. I felt that I captured the essence of the class by showing participants in a variety of ways. After taking the pictures, I narrowed the 112 down to 10, and then edited them in Lightroom and Photoshop. Finally, I uploaded them to my website.

Gear used: Canon 80D, 18-135mm lens, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Feature Story- Students at SCSU de-stress with goat yoga at Cloud Fest

For this assignment, I decided to go to Cloud Fest, which is a new event held on campus for students to attend to de-stress. The coordinator received a grant to make this event possible in which he brought in goat yoga. I took a variety of shots at this event including yoga mat painting, goat yoga, nutritional information, games, and students attending. I tried to capture the event fully by including many different students in the shots, and the events going on. I personally like the way the painting yoga mat pictures turned out as the colors were very vibrant and fun! Taking the goat yoga pictures was a bit of a challenge because the space was very limited, the lighting was not the greatest, and there was goat droppings everywhere. However, the concept of goat yoga was a fun thing to capture as it is not something you see everyday. After taking about 150 pictures, I went through them and filtered them down to about 15. I edited them using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. After that, I created captions and uploaded them to my website for others to see!

Gear used: Canon 80D, 18-135mm lens, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop

Sports Story- Huskies take on Bemidji

For this assignment, I attended the St. Cloud State Universities men’s hockey team on November 16, 2018. This was my first hockey game of the year, so it was fun to be back in the action. I decided to stand on the student section side of the stadium right near the glass. It was a bit of a struggle because the glass can create glares and has many scratches on it that affects the outcome of the images. I don’t have a sports lens, therefore I used my 18-135mm lens as it is the largest one I had. I had to set the ISO a bit higher at the beginning when all of the lights were off, but then lowered it back down once all the lights were on. I don’t do a lot of sports photography, so I struggled finding the right settings to ensure the players were in focus. I got a variety of shots including a cheerleader, the hyped up intro, a variety of players, and some overall stadium shots. In the end I had about 350 photos, which was not too difficult to narrow down due to un crisp photos. The images I selected were edited using Adobe Lightroom, and then processed in Photoshop. I don’t think sports photography will ever be a true passion of mine, but I did enjoy attending the game as always, go huskies!

Gear used: Canon 80D, 18-135mm lens, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop



University Chronicle Articles:

SCSU on the Move Fitness Program Comes to an End – University Chronicle

India Night Gallery – University Chronicle

SCSU Alumni welcomes new fitness instructors – University Chronicle