Thursday, January 28, 2010

Journalism Boot camp

Last week I was able to be part of a fantastic Journalism Boot Camp put together by the great people of the Daily Lobo. We had some of the best photographers and journalist from around the state and country.

Friday night we started out Boot Camp with a portfolio review with the mentors at Banditos. Unfortunately I was late due to a PLOW that had hit my car in Santa Fe and a flat tire. But any ways we went late in to the evening…..actually until we pretty much got kicked out. I really enjoyed the feedback I was able to receive and I was even more intrigued how people see images differently.

Saturday’s assignment for the photography crew was to find a business on central (UNM area) and spend time with the employees and get them to open up to us. I thought it was a great experience because it helped me come out of my comfort zone and interact and get to know people I have never met before.
After our shoot we were to reconvene Sunday morning for critiques. It was fun to see everyone’s work and see what people were able to capture. I spent my assignment at the Zone gift shop and had a wonderful time with the employees. People who may look different to many are just as cool and fun as your own friends. Never judge some one by there appearance.

But any ways thank you Mark Holmes and the photographers who helped out the young aspiring photographers.

oooo and here's my car. Not as bad but the fact that there is a hole and the guy hit my car a left. Thank you NM DOT

Friday, January 1, 2010

Barely made it

Barely made it,

And I am not talking about Travis Pastrana jumping his rally car off the Long Beach Peir. Adam, Jared, Tom, Dan, and I tried to set sail west at 7 a.m. but was cut short when the battery light came on in the BMW. After we resolved that problem we soon found out that 40 was backed up due to a bad car accident near Grants, which closed both directions.

We bravely took our chances at around 8:30am, MST because we knew time was of the essence. The back up in Grants cost us about two hours and oh man that hurt us bad. We needed to be at media check in between 5 and 7 pm and the event was to go live at 8pm.

It was 6pm and we had just gotten to Victorville (100 miles to go). The panic was starting to set in wondering if we were actually going to make it. Thanks to Adams 100 mph driving skill threw the suburbs of LA we pulled in just past 7pm. Adam and I scrambled to the media tent and were relived to still be able to retrieve our passes.

The event went live at 8pm but the main jump wasn’t going to happen till 9pm. The crowd was INSANE!!!! People were fighting amongst each other over centimeters of space. After fighting people for an hour we finally got to where we needed to be.

With 30 minutes to spare we surely cut it way to short. The event was a success and defiantly witnesses a once in a lifetime opportunity. Happy New Years and my journey continue up north where I go visit my sister.


Enjoy the images