Thursday, December 30, 2010

Photojournalism Portfolio

This was for an article featuring the different places on Broadway Street in Salt Lake City.

Technicians get the stage ready for a production in the Rose Wagner Theatre. The Rose Wagner Theatre is one of many notable places located on Broadway in Salt Lake City. 


 Samantha Crist practices with the BYU swim team in the Richards Building Pool Monday morning.

A feature on the rise of gas prices the summer of 2008

Tyler Mountford stares at the accumulating price at the pump as she fills up her VW Bug with gas at the Jake's Broodside Station in Springville Wednesday evening.

Cross Country

 Lacey Cramer of BYU races forward during the UVU Cross Country Invitational on Friday October 3, 2008. Cramer finished in 8th place at the event.

 BYU's, Sarah Lacey, sprints over the hurdles in the 60 meter race during the track meet against U of U, UVU, and Weber State Saturday afternoon in the Smith Fieldhouse at BYU. 

Parade Feature

 Sheriffs shake hands with members of the crowd at The Days of ’47  Parade in Salt lake City on Tuesday morning as part of the festivities. 


BYU Baseball player Sean McNaughton steals third base as a San Diego player attempts to get him out during their game Friday night. BYU defeated San Diego with a final score of 10-4.

Beat the Heat Features

BYU Physics major Troy Taylor runs through the Stuart Falls Waterfall after hiking the trail in the Provo Canyon Saturday morning. Taylor wanted to cool off after the hike and ended up losing his sunglasses in the waterfall.

Kelly Ontriveors holds his daughter, Asia, up in the air at Veterans Park Thursday afternoon. Veterans Park is one of the many places available to cool down in Utah County.

BYU's Jimmer Fredette gets blocked by an Air Force player while attempting to shoot a basket during a game at the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas. BYU defeated Air Force with a final score of 80-69.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Members of the community hold candles in memory of Martin Luther King Jr. as they walk the Walk of Life on BYU campus. After completing the walk Assistant Professor of Accounting, Peter M. Johnson, spoke on selections from Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech".


Bronson Kelly blows fire into his hot air balloon as he prepares to launch at the Sandy Balloon Festival Friday morning. Only one balloon was able to get into the air due to strong winds.

State Capitol Feature

The Utah State Capitol went through renovation to make it earthquake-proof. The formal re-dedication took place January 4, 2008.


Todd Chapman stands outside of the Joseph Smith Building. Chapman wants to become a chaplain in the Air Force.


BYU's Iona Prtichard jumps over a UCLA player as he runs down the field. The Cougars defeated the Bruins 59-0.

BYU receiver Austin Collie blocks against UCLA linebacker John Hales as running back Harvey Unga advances the ball down field on of his many runs during Saturday's 59-0 victory over the Bruins.

BYU student Macsen Viehweg walks along a dock in Tofino, Canada during a sunset. Viehweg is one of several students that traveled the West Coast for an Art Study Abroad through BYU. 

This is a photo that was part of the photo essay that received an SPJ award.

A dinner guest who was chosen to act in the role of patriarch for his table hold up a plate of matzah during the Afikomen portion of the Seder Service of Passover Saturday evening in the Wilkinson Center. Professor of Ancient Scripture, Victor Ludlow, hosted Passover at BYU Saturday evening, which included dinner and a lecture.

Photo Illustration

 A tent is set up near Squaw Peak in an area that overlooks Utah Valley. There are many nearby areas available for camping. 


91 year old Jack Howard of Nephi sits on the back of his truck Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Digital Photo Assignments thus far

Our first assignment was to portray why our life is awesome or why our life sucks. I decided to portray the life of a college student and how we never have food and often times the food we have is disgusting or rotten.

 Then we had to do a portrait of the most important person in our life. The first time I did my Mom. My Mom is seriously one of the best people I know. She's completely selfless and a really hard worker. 
My professor didn't really like this portrait though so I redid it, but I still like my original so I decided to put it up here anyway. The second time I tried to do a more creative. conceptual approach and had my boyfriend/ best friend Hank model for me with a lantern on a path.  We've known each other for about 5 and a half years now, and he's been a real influence for good. He's always encouraged me to pursue photography and the opportunities within it.

Then we had to do a magazine cover.  I took this picture about 4:30 or 5 in the morning while wandering around Salt Lake. I had taken my friend to the airport extremely early and then decided to go out shooting.

The next assignment was to do a self portrait with texture included in it. I won't explain the meaning behind this, but you can try and figure it out.

For the next venture we had to create our perfect world and composite at least 4 different images together. I decided my perfect world would to be up in the mountains with the stars in a nice grassy meadow. So I composited a picture of the stars together with Mount Nebo with another one of me in a field and then plopped in the moon for good measure.

After that we were told to take a color image and try and make it look like a silver gelatin print (like it's from film).

After that is when Aretha Franklin came into my life. We were assigned a random CD and listened to the music and then had to create a cover and back for it. I based my CD after the song, "You make me feel like a natural woman".