Friday, December 18, 2015

Final Blog post

News photo
For this photo I was covering the Reality U event held at the school. I wanted to get pictures of the students interacting with the people running the event.

 For this photo I wanted to capture students studying rather than just sitting in a class listening. I like this photo because it is not just at a straight angle.

This photo was taken at one of the marching bands competitions. Are band director was willing to be posed so I took it. I like how simple this photo is but still tells a story.

This photo was taken at the study night for finals. I like this photo because the girls are not just sitting at a table, created there own space.

I like both of these pictures because they are similar but at the same time so diffrent. Both of them have to do with music. I like the angle on the first photo and how it is looking down the marimba to him. But in the second photo i like the worms eye view but you can still see all of him and the words behind him.

Sports Action
This is one of my favorite photos. I like the action caught in this. How it looks like she froze while running.
Sports Feature
This photo captures the whole team and the way you just see her back and number is my favorite part.

Extra photos
Jonathan Edens

Jackson Sterling

Jackson Sterling

Friday, December 4, 2015

Mizzou Coverage

I do not see the problem with the mizzou coverage. They are protesting in a public area which allows press to cover. If they have a problem with the media then they can go somewhere privet to protest, otherwise the media will be there to cover the story. If I was a journalist in this type of situation i would do what i came to do and leave. I am not breaking any laws I am just covering something that is important.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


These are my best photos from August, September, October and November

White Balance

 White balance is very important in photography, to have good lighting in your photo you need to change your white balance to get the right warmth and brightness in your photo.  there are 5 white balance settings you can use

1.Cloudy- used on a cloudy day to create an even and defused light.
2.Tungsten- good for lighting that gives off more of a yellow light.
3.Fluorescent lighting- good for highly florescent light spaces.
4.Flash setting- used for areas with darker settings.
5.Custom white balance- lets you tell the camera what areas of the photo are supposed to be white.

I took my camera and used all of these settings in the same space.


 Rule of Thirds- Having your main focal point in the "power points"

Repetition- Having something repeat within your photo.


Angle- Changing the angle or viewpoint                                
Fill the Frame -Photos that have a strong focal point and fill the whole picture
Framing- using natural elements 


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Personal Statment

Im not to interesting in my thought. I am in the Color Guard and Band, the youngest out of 3 girls in my family, my house is packed, there are 8 people living in my house, me, my mom and dad, my 18 year old sister, and my 25 year old sister , her husband and her 2 kids. I am in this class because i enjoy taking photos and capturing important moments. I hope I can learn how to capture a moment instead of just taking photos. I hope to grow as a good, helpful, and intelligent girl through out the next 2 years i have left of high school. After i graduate i'm not going straight to collage, I plan on trying out for the Blue Devils ( they are a professional marching band in DCI) and stay there for at least 2 to 5 years. If i'm not still with the Blue Devils I plan on going to collage to study elementary education.

First Amendment

I feel like media coverage is good but you have to be smart as to how much you are covering and how you go about getting the coverage. In Ferguson I understand why people are upset. Although they did have the right to be there that doesn't mean that they can disregard authorities and what they tell you to do. If they tell you so move or to stop then you need to. They also need to think about who there audience is and if they would be ok with seeing what you are publishing. With the James Foley coverage, the photo they published on the front page was beyond ok. A photo like that should not be out for a small child to see. Journalist have rights but need to think about the people who will see there work and respecting what they are covering.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Photojournalism Creed

This is Photography with a reason
Without these photos the story has no meaning  
Without the photos the story is useless.
Without the story the photos are useless.
I will capture the story I am shooting. 
I will.
Before God I swear this creed: my photos and myself are defenders of the story.

So be it, until the end of time.