Focus on photography

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Since my last post so much has gone on.

During the day on Tuesday, we had another photography lesson. We learned a lot of tips and tricks for interesting, beautiful portraits. The pictures came out great and my models were perfect. I am loving the fact that I can understand my camera 100 times better from just a few hours of lessons from John Williams.

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Sascha Rosin
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Sascha Rosin
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Casey McShea

Tuesday night, my team and I visited the Stony Brook Athletics sponsored movie night. I was the team photographer so I got to shoot children having fun and enjoying themselves. Kids are my favorite candid models. They are so oblivious to everyone around them and they really get absorbed into whatever they’re doing. I also got to put my new portraiture skills to the test.

Emily Stossel, Age 11.
Emily Stossel, Age 11.
Mia Lajmi, Age 7.
Mia Lajmi, Age 7.
Thomas Wood, Age 7.
Thomas Wood, Age 7.
From left to right, offensive lineman Brennan Souhrada, offensive lineman Anthony Catapano, Defensive end Sam Kamara, Offensive lineman Ian McLean, Cornerback TJ Morrison, and quaterback Ty'quell Fields.
From left to right, offensive lineman Brennan Souhrada, offensive lineman Anthony Catapano, Defensive end Sam Kamara, Offensive lineman Ian McLean, Cornerback TJ Morrison, and quaterback Ty’quell Fields.

 

 

On Wednesday morning, my team interviewed Doctor Kenneth Shroyer at Stony Brook Hospital’s pathology department. He spoke to us about a former student under him, Ruchi Shah. Again, I got to test out my new photo skills.

Doctor Kenneth Shroyer.
Doctor Kenneth Shroyer.

Mid-day we traveled to Newsday‘s offices in Melville to take a tour and learn more about the paper. After that, we were on our way to a Long Island Ducks Game.

At the ducks game, I was the videographer. At first, my team was extremely frustrated because all of our story ideas were being shot down. Eventually we figured out an acceptable story, and we got to reporting. Our story was based around “what makes a ducks fan.” We interviewed a lot of fans and got some great content. The Stony Brook School of Journalism graduateĀ sent to watch us helped show me some cool tricks to make our b-roll a lot more interesting.

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Fireworks at Wednesday night’s Long Island Ducks baseball game.
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Fireworks at Wednesday night’s Long Island Ducks baseball game.
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Fireworks at Wednesday night’s Long Island Ducks baseball game.
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Fireworks at Wednesday night’s Long Island Ducks baseball game.
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Fireworks at Wednesday night’s Long Island Ducks baseball game.

When we got back to the campus, 10 other girls came to my suite and we all talked and hung out for hours.

There’s only two days left, which is exciting but also upsetting. I hope we make the most of it!

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