My Final Project: Detroit Noel Night 2k17

When I first decided to photograph Noel Night, I expected to mostly get fluff shots and interviews of people having fun. After all, there’s not much to do besides get drunk and spend money at Detroit’s largest street festival. Instead, I found myself asking questions about a public shooting. With gunfire at the DIA and the festival canceled, I had to make some changes to my project. Such is the job … Continue reading My Final Project: Detroit Noel Night 2k17

Dabbling In Staged Photography

It’s not easy to capture a person’s personality through a portrait or staged shot. It is even harder when that person is a stranger. Yet that is exactly what I attempted to do for our “Portraiture” assignment. We had the task of capturing someone’s personality in two pictures: a portrait and a staged photo. While two pictures sounds easy, it wasn’t. Even just finding someone … Continue reading Dabbling In Staged Photography

My First Photojournalism Excursion

I’ve always thought that photojournalism was one of the easier jobs in the news business. After a single attempt at the job, however, I have to say I no longer believe this. I ran into numerous difficulties my first time out to shoot an event. While many of these challenges can be chalked up to my inexperience of shooting people, I need to learn and … Continue reading My First Photojournalism Excursion

What I Think About The 1st Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.   Nobody should be surprised that American citizens get an education that sticks to the good parts of American history. … Continue reading What I Think About The 1st Amendment

Taking 10 Photos: My First Assighnment

Many people beleive photography to be an easy art form. To the untrained eye, all quality photographs need is a cool subject, two functioning arms, and an expensive camera. People unfamiliar with photography are unaware of all the things happening behind the shot. With DLSR or Digital cameras, this means adjusting multiple settings and likely touching the photograph up in Photoshop. To put it in … Continue reading Taking 10 Photos: My First Assighnment

Why I Do What I Do (and what I do)

  Information is the most precious of all commodities. More specifically, control of information. Those who control information, control people and entire populations. Whether most journalists know it or not, many are cogs in this mechanism of control. Take for instance the uncritical reporting by the American Press about the Pentagon and Bush Administration’s lie that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction. The entirety of the … Continue reading Why I Do What I Do (and what I do)