Sadly, my college experience is coming to an end. One of my most favorite things to do as a photographer for the Cougar Chronicle and the Communications Department at CSU San Marcos has been photographing sporting events. I finally updated my profile at http://www.behance.net/syreniaimagery to show all of the creative art photographs I took for the team sports. There were so many other photos, but I’ve left them to the campus newspaper and Communications to promote and use. I’m very sad to see it end! I would love to be one of those photographers on the side lines always having the opportunity to take the photographs of sporting events. No matter what arena they’re played in.
Oh, how I will miss it.
Morning beach cleanup on March 9, 2014 went beautifully. The group of CSUSM students enjoyed doing something to help the environment and protect the local wildlife from pollution. The day was filled with lots of exercise as the students were digging garbage out of the sand as they walked along the coastline looking for debris. The cleanup went from 9 in the morning to 2 that afternoon. What a great way to spend the day.
I had actually begun this project in November, but never finished it. At the rate I’m going, it might never be finished, but I figure that its worth sharing. The audio isn’t exactly what I was hoping to put together, but in the amount of time any student is given to work on a project, I think I did a pretty darn good job at manipulating sound to make it fit an eeriness that didn’t exist in its original form. The dialogue from ‘Skyfall’ is the Tennyson quote spoken by Judi Dench.
The assignment was to create a film that incorporated text. So I had various people write a short statement to identify themselves and I asked them to hold up the statement while I filmed them to portray who they are or could be perceived to be. In comparison, I asked some Veterans to do the same thing, but portrayed them in a different perspective to symbolize their separation from society: how they’re looked at and treated differently, how their life experiences are far different from that of a civilians and how their understanding and perception of reality is far different from the average person. As a person who comes from a military family, I have found this life of a Veteran to reciprocate within the youth and often becomes repeated as our children grow. There is a great deal of honor that comes with this inherited feeling of obligation to protect our freedoms. Yet, there isn’t anyone willing to completely heed the next generation from considering the lifestyle. So much to express in so little time….
CSU San Marcos is working on their summer campaign pictures for promoting the Universities in its classic SoCal glory. I know this photo will probably not get used because the subjects are looking away from the camera, but I just had to share it because it looked so classic, even with the electronics involved. Great picture!
I had a wonderful time visiting this expo last year. There was so much good information for anyone interested in photography as a hobby or as a career. A lot of the courses that were offered were about things I had already learned through the wonderful and talented Peggy Jones at Mira Costa College. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to have had the ability to study with her. Along with the educational and informative panels, there are amazing deals on camera equipment, wonderful information on new technologies, samples of new equipment that are available for purchase, as well as opportunities to expand one’s portfolio.
Enclosed is a link that I have been given to promote the event even further. The first 10 people to sign up with receive free admission:
If you enjoy photography for any reason, this would be a great way to spend the weekend. This Los Angeles event will be taking place Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th.
For the past month I’ve been interning for Arts as a photographer for CSUSM’s Communications Department. I love having the opportunity to communicate with people and challenge myself to find creative ways to portray them on the fly, as well as creatively portray the beauty of the school. There’s one photo that I am assuming they will not use, but I just cant resist sharing, so here it is. Part of the new University Student Union buildings new roof top patio that so many of the students have been enjoying taking advantage of:
So proud to have such wonderful mentors that include this guy! Tim Sweeney is truly a one-of-a-kind and has such a way with words. His contributions to so many causes and his drive to create public awareness for organ donation is truly inspiring. Tim performs at The Merc. Part of the Old Town Temecula Community Theater in Southern California. to add laughter to the lives of others while spreading a message that is almost never heard elsewhere.
My photo of one of his performances has been featured in The Post along with the article about one of his MANY contribution to society.