Thursday, November 5, 2009

ipod police scanner

So my girlfriend showed me that there is a police scanner app for the iphone/itouch. The second she told me i downloaded and checked it out. The app itself wasn't really all that good, (it was too hard to hear what they were saying) but it got me thinking about how to get news shots. We took a subway and got off at walnut street. The scanner needed wifi, so it wasn't of much use, but it got me in a good mindset. I decided to follow any police siren that went off in the distance. This was tough because they were in their cars and we were on foot. To my surprise we actually caught up to one. It had stopped at an elderly home where an old man had suffered some kind of health problem. I didnt get any shots of the man because my lens wasn't long enough and taking pictures of an elderly man up close that had no news value seemed insensitive, but I did get a decent shot of the ambulance.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

I went into the city a couple of days ago and I happened to have my camera. my girlfriend wanted to go shopping and it was a beautiful day so I decided to shoot. She got some clothes and I got some shots.

sports shots

here are some sports shots. A friend of mine invited me to play some racquet ball. Instead of actually playing I decided to shoot it. There wasn't very good light because it was inside, but I think it turned out well. I wish I could have somehow gotten in there (without dying). I needed some kinda of plexiglass box that i can move around in.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Continuation of Feature

Here are some more feature shots that I took around the chinatown area. There isn't a very strong story behind it. These are shots of people on there way to work or school. Like David Maialetti, I too love silhouettes.

more oldies


This is some of my past work. Some from college and a little from high school

When we got this assignment I was a little confused as to what a feature shot is. After some research I'm pretty much in the same place I started, but I've gotten a little bit closer. I guess a feature photo is one that has a story behind it. The story doesnt have to be compelling, it can just be simple. Here are some shots of a street performer I met around our beautiful city of Philadelphia. Her name is caroline and she is just trying to get by

First Timer

I am so new to the blog game, but with society today I was bound to start one eventually. This is the first post I've ever done, but it wont be my last. Cheers to the first of many!