Saturday, 29 November 2008, 4:29 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! I was able to fly to California for about two days to visit my family and friends. The flights went pretty good. I brought my camera and computer and still got pulled aside for a double check. California was warmer and more humid than Utah. The food was spectacular, which is typical of my father and his team of cooks. We had a grand feast and I will have to post some of those photographs once I get them on my computer.
My sisters are now both armed with iPhones and Mac Books which gave me the first glimpse at what I might look like at any given moment: always on some device. I am pretty happy for them though, they can now capture and enjoy the activities and events going on around them. My sister was able to capture this shot on her iPhone just before we drove to the airport.
Sunday, 16 November 2008, 8:36 pm
The second photograph that I submitted for my portrait assignment was one of my niece Keilani. She has a wonderful personality and loves the camera. Every time that I pull out the camera she gets a little shy but then really loves the attention and shows her great smile.
I like this photograph because the sun is behind Keilani and there is a great reflection coming off the house and probably some other objects behind me. You can see the different catch lights in her eyes. Her smile and the theme of the color pink is very obvious. The pink goggles, the pink shirt, the pink lips and the slightly pink skin really bring that theme through.
Sunday, 16 November 2008, 8:27 pm
A few weeks ago my photography class had an assignment to do different portrait shots. We typically have to submit two photographs and one of the photographs I submitted was of my dog Jake. He’s a wonderful and obedient Yellow Lab. While this isn’t one of the best photographs that I have taken of Jake, it is one that I submitted for my assignment.
Saturday, 8 November 2008, 5:33 pm
There has been a lot of discussion about the presidential elections and also proposition 8 in California that bans same sex marriage. Thursday night when I was out having some drinks with some friends, I became aware of a protest that was planned at Temple Square here in Salt Lake City. Temple Square is the headquarters of the Mormon Church.
I literally work a block away from where the protest was planned to take place. My photography class is currently studying Photojournalism and I figured it would be a great experience to photograph a protest in my own town.
The whole thing was really well planned out and thousands of people showed up with signs, shirts and megaphones. It was amazing to watch a sea of people flood the streets and protest outside of the LDS Church Office Building. I brought my camera and took a few pictures and thought I would share some of them.
It was amazing to see so many people come out and protest. There were also people there who were supporting Prop 8. They had signs and posters that said the people had already spoken on the issue and it was fascinating to watch this peaceful protest.