Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Little Engine that Almost Did

I have more photos to upload, but they are not toned or sharpened. These aren't done yet either but I really wanted put something up. Hope you enjoy.

The second half was starting and I saw the Purdue band playing cards and getting dressed in the tunnel of Ford Field. I saw this and knew what Brett would do. He preaches about thinking outside of the box and making ducks into pheasants. I saw the potential for this photo and didn't execute. I wish I would have taken the time to take my telephoto off, missed a few minutes of the game and produced an out of the box photo. Instead I was in a rush to photograph guys running and blocking.

I have better, but this was the first one I toned. This picture lead to a catch and eventually a TD for Purdue. CMU was so close, but so far away the whole game.

more coming....


Went to my mom's on Christmas Eve. Slept on an air-mattress in Zach's room. Wouldn't call it sleep thought the dogs kind of over took the bed as their own.

Christmas is always an interesting time for me.
I'm not sure what happened, but some where in the last 5-6 all meaning.
It was still nice though and I'm thankful for what I have.

If you find random f's in my typing it's because my F-Key is extremely oversensitive.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Pushing Myself

All I can think about when I'm at work or sitting on the couch is I should be shooting. I should be finding that amazing photo because as we speak someone is adding it to their portfolio.

Spur of the moment, pick up the camera and shoot event is below. My roommate and his friends from high school came home with NERF guns (I'm jealous)and started a snow ball fight.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Ready for the next drive

Thursday night was 5th-mas. Friday I worked. Saturday I started my somewhat of an adventure.

This one just makes me laugh. You have to love 5th-mas. This photo looks like Tom is tormenting me and loving it.

I blew this photo out because it was kind of a pull out of the bag and shoot. Sadly I had my ISO way up and my aperture wide open, ohh well. This photo to me is just happiness. There is something about it that makes me smile and fell at home.

Packing up ready to hit the road home.
I find it amazing how much things change when your gone. I didn't see half the people I wanted to see while I was here. In one ways it's and excuse to comeback and in another it is me not wanting to accept change. Kind of sad to think people move on so easily. I'm not sure what I expected, but I guess maybe I just had this little glimour of hope it would all be the same.

The drunken shenanigans. Walking halfway across town to get to our favorite bar. In the process having a snowball fight, falling on the ice and playing doorbell ditch.

Pat dancing with extremely old women. Norm being harassed by a senior citizen. Boddy burning a whole in someones jacket. Chris and his laugh. Walking home and being really loud. Me jumping over cars and running into things. Zac making it all the way home out falling until he hits Pat's drive and goes Dutch on everyone.

Amazing I guess how certain things don't change.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Exams are over and more will come

Eight year old Detroit resident T'elay Forbes protests outside of the Isabella County District Courthouse. Protesters from across Michigan came to Mount Pleasant to demand Isabella County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Burdick sentence the student who hung three nooses on the CMU campus.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Spartans Pushed Off a Cliff

My camera should be fixed any day now. Can't wait to have it back.

So proud of how well I shot wrestling yesterday. I had 4 assignments and it truly felt like a million. The trophy photo is amazing and I love shooting wrestling. I'll try to put more up tonight.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Waking up can be so hard to do....

Well, so he just left?..

See there comes a point in everyone's life
Where they just start seeing things differently
Or you know they're put in a situation where they have to
I guess it was just his night

If you don't mind, whats his name?

His name is Matt, and I think his fathers name is Matt too, but I don't know

Okay, so what happened next, where did he go from there?

Well he stood in his girlfriend's dorm room for a little while
He couldn't stay there long
I think her father actually felt bad for him
So he offered him a job as a file clerk at his law firm
Nothing special, just sorting papers
And her dad made him a deal he said, if you take this job seriously
And if you start going to school and you're serious about my daughter
I'll help you guys out with an apartment
So he took it, and maybe Matt really didn't want that
Maybe he didn't really want to go to school or work at a place like that
But he also wanted to prove to his father that he was better off without him
That he wasn't a waste

And he also knew that making that deal with her dad would make his dad so much more mad
Because he hated her father
He always said how lazy he was, and he steals peoples money
And he doesn't have a real job, and he doesn't know what it feels like to work
I guess that's the motivation he needed to straighten out his life
But I don't think they ever talked again anyway
So I don't think it really mattered

Amazing what single song can say. I wish I had a photo to put here for you but I have no camera. Maybe I will shoot a roll of film and try to develop it illegally in the lab!

Waking up can be so hard to do....

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving.

More updating to come this week. Have a lot to shoot and have a broken camera. Canon said not to expect it back before Christmas and that has me nervous.

In the mean time frequent updates will come and I will be working on my portfolio.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Travis Barker shows Soulja Boy how to lay down a track...

Soulja Boy gone acoustic (Amazing)

Soulja Boy gone punk acoustic

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Summer fell right into winter

I won't be shooting the Central/Western game. I'm disappointed; a lot more than I let on and I was really looking foward to having this in my portfolio. Shit happens though and I really have a lot of homework to complete this week not to mention a giant test tomorrow.

Positive news though... I have my interview with the paper on Wednesday morning.
I'm nervous because I want this so bad. I'm just afraid my whole relationship thing is going to keeping me from getting the job I want.

I have so many things I want to change. I want to this department respected again. I want to compete with MSU and MIZZO. I don't ever want to go to the and see they are a head of us on multi-media. It really is an embarrasment to have them putting up shitty photostories and for us to have nothing.

I need a new computer. I need to clean my room, I need to complete my homework and the list continues and continues... Tonight the world is against me and tomorrow I hope it's on my side.

Picture coming in a few.. I'm at work that is why I actually have free time. When they aren't paying me I'm busy. When I am collecting pay I do nothing.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Finding Your Own Way

Today I was walking the UC with so many things on mind. I walk out of Moore and as I walk by Brooks I see something out to the corner of my eye.

What did I see? Something I usually pass up; an opportunity.

It was a chance to get another photo in the paper, a chance to build my portfolio, the chance to build upon my skills and a chance to test my courage.

There was something different this time when I walked by. Do you know what it was? I was frustrated with everything that I managed to keep the fear and anxiety to a minimum.

The results equaled something amazing. Sure the picture isn't perfect and I should have taken more time in getting "the photo" but this isn't about the photo.

This is about finding myself and coming to the conclusion that fear is just in my head. Today made me realize "he" isn't always right. He doesn't have all the answers and grades are subjective and mean shit in the real world.

Enjoy the photo.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Zero to Sixty traveling to a hundred twenty then coming to a complete stop

Another late night. Fighting to keep my eyes open. Trying to read those last few pages. Trying so hard to pass those other classes I some how forgot I had.

Wanting to go to bed, but I really can't sleep because I'm doing dishes, then cleaning my room, then I clean the bathroom, then I use the bathroom, then I eat, then I clean up, then.... then.. then.... the list it goes on and on.

More to come, but as a head up my photo class has finally gotten to me.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


It may be 3:30 in the morning. I may be really tired and have to be up in the morning. I may have lots of homework. I may be hungry, tired, broke and having to use the rest room bad but more importantly I've accomplished this.

I'm amazed at how beautiful it has turned out. Don't think there is much I've ever been prouder about.

Enjoy and goodnight.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Teacher, Teacher

I still have a teacher assignment to complete. This is Nate Smith, he coach's football. Because Nate teaches football he is my teacher.

Heading to bed. Really whipped out from school and not looking forward to work or school tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

For Me This Is Heaven

I'm at work and I'm not supposed to be.

I'm not complaining because this is what I love. I love pushing myself to see how much longer I can go without a goodnight sleep, not eating a balanced diet, having a dirty room, NOT STUDYING and discovering who I am in the process.

I designed my first page tonight all by myself. It was a million times harder then imagened and I needed tons of help. I promise there are photo's to come and it's just a matter of time.

Worst part of the week is having to take my one and only reshoot because I don't have the time, or the resources to photograph my teacher.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Running Cirlces

Not the best thing I have taken or the best picture I can take. I should have positioned her arm differently, however there were other photo's that turned out better but they choice this one based on space and it has a nice feel to it.

Tons more photo's to come, I really need to concentrate on some of my other classes though because I am doing so poorly in school outside of photography.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Burning Eyes

Farm family. Keeping it simple because to be honest I'm a little worn out and heading to bed.

Next up Blue and Teacher.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Update Will Become More Frequent

This week is overwhelming. School is in full force and I'm having trouble even staying awake throughout the day. Here are the two football photo's of mine that ran in Monday's paper. These two images are just a couple of the 600 I took at the game. Expect to hear more soon.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The first of many

Photo class has me a little down.Keep moving is what I tell myself, keep moving. It's not about the grade, it's not about what other people see, it's what I see out of myself. Compared to everyone I'm moving along just fine, but I'm not where I want to be. I see professional work and I know mine should look like that but it doesn't. That bothers me. I know they are professional, I know they have been doing it for X amount of years more than me, but... I want to be the best. I want to hang my stuff on the wall and know no one can touch it.