Monday, September 29, 2008

Lupe Fiasco in Concert at UTA

Grammy winning hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco recently performed in concert to a crowd of over 1,900 fans at UTA with Kardinal Offishall and Solitar as the opening act. Fiasco performed many of his songs from his hit albums "Food & Liquor" and "The Cool", which sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. He has won four Grammy awards including his most recent in 2008, Best Urban/Alternative Performance, for his song "Daydreamin'" featuring Jill Scott.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Intro to Art

Now that school has started im doing more journalism and trying my hand at some art photography. Since my niche is not anywhere close to art then I hope my skills will be developing over the course of this semester. Here are some examples of some "art" that I took before school started.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Recently I went on a photo scavenger hunt with my uncle for his camera club. We went to a few small towns outside of the DFW area including Glen Rose, Iredell, and Miridian. Here are some images from the trip and one of a Cicada that I found in my backyard just before I left.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Backyard Inhabitants

Some finds from a few days of exploring the insects and animals that live right outside my back door.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday Creek Exploration

I went down to the creek by my house for the first time this summer and here are some of my finds.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Oak Cliff YMCA Support

I recently contributed my photographic services to the Oak Cliff YMCA and a host of supporters who were renovating the facilities by taking photos of the members who used the YMCA on a daily basis. Many volunteers from the Dallas area took time out of their busy lives and weekends to help with all the work that had to be done including redoing many of the floors, building safer areas for kids, landscaping areas around the facilities and much more. This was a great opportunity not only for me to get my name out there and to show my work, but also to add a personal community touch to the renovated facilities at the YMCA. The stories of the members reactions to their pictures being up on the walls really make me feel good about the work that I did and it really shows how much the YMCA means to them. Going to the grand re-opening ceremony and seeing the before and after pictures really showed how much had been done to make the YMCA a better place for the surrounding community. Here are some of my personal favorites that now hang on the walls of the Oak Cliff YMCA.

Barbecue Summer

Summer has always been a good time to take a load off from the stress of school and explore the world of detail around the house. Summer is also the official barbecue season of Texas and, dare I say it, the world. I love a nice steak and great images. Here are a few examples of my recent photographic exploration that I'm sure will be updated throughout the Summer months. The first picture is of some fungi that i found on an old log in the back yard. I used a flash and a slow shutter speed to get the smokey effect.
This picture is of the flames dying out in the barbecue, again using a slow shutter speed to create the spin effect.