Thursday, December 11, 2008

My First Audio Slideshow!!!

This slideshow was created for educational purposes only and was used as the final project in my photojournalism class. The music is used within the strict guidelines of fair use under the Copyright Act title 17, section 107 U. S. Code. Let me know what ya think yall!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Saturday Gay Rights Protest in Denver

I shot this for a photojournalism class assignment. All in all, it was a pretty fun shoot. I blasted almost 800 frames between my cameras lol! I had a hard time choosing which photos to include in my final edit but this is what I came up with. Ill spare you from the captions this time!

Friday, November 14, 2008

First Measurable Snowfall for Denver!

I woke up early for this one and eagerly awaited the snowband to arrive from the north. We got about 2.5 inches with light snow still falling. We were only a week away from Denver's latest snowfall record but managed to avoid that just in time. The cute kid in the pictures is my nephew, Asher.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pre-production Design for my new Website

Ive been brainstorming ideas for my new website and after some time, have arrived at this design.
The layout mimics Marc Adamus' website, albeit quite poorly. There will be plenty of elements to make it unique, especially since Im not using the template that he paid someone thousands of dollars to create. Its going to be interesting to see if I can peice together a website from a series of TIFFs that I have produced. If anyone has any ideas about how to do this, using Fireworks or Photoshop, please get in touch. Im going to host with Google considering they are huge and can get me the best bang for my buck. Once again, any constructive critisism is much appreciated.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Avs vs Kings September 24th, 2008

Avalanche preseason opener, What a blast! Despite the shootout loss, I thought the boys did a great job even with a few defensive giveaways. Better to get it over with in the preseason. Ryan Smith was all over the place with 2 goals and an assist tonight. Also got him in a cool moment when a puck flew over the glass into the crowd as he turned to make sure everyone was ok. Im going to the Dallas game tommorow so look for more pix from that one.

AVS 2008 Burgundy White Scrimmage

Assorted pix from the game. Too lazy to caption right now.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

9/18/08 Poster and Updates

This poster was created for my first assignment in Digital art and Design class.

Its been a little while so here is a few updates for everyone. My new website is in its planning stages. Its going to be a photography website obviously that will be showcasing my photojournalism portfolio as well as storm chasing photos and digital art. I will also be selling prints and licensing photos through the website. This blog will continue to be my stream of thoughts throughout the whole process.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Procession for the Future Street Puppet March 8/26/08

Advocates for the legalization of marijuana were out in full force on Tuesday. Greg, of Denver, a marijuana user, lost everything after being charged with felony marijuana possession when his house was raided by police last week. Greg said he uses marijuana for medicinal purposes but does not use it legally under state law for the fear of Federal intervention.

Vietnam veteran, Ron Kovic and members from Iraq Veterans Against the War gave a press conference on Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial in front of the State Capitol Building. Kovic called for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq and a renewed focus on the Taliban in Afghanistan, who attacked the U.S. in the first place.

Jonathan, a graduate of the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Supports Iraq Veterans Against the War Tuesday, shortly before a speech by Vietnam veteran, Ron Kovic at the Veterans Memorial in front of the State Capitol Building. Police presence at the event was for security purposes only.

The Word Trade Center towers were one of several mockups placed in front of the Denver City and County Building Tuesday during the Procession for the Future Puppet March. The march was organized by The Backbone Campaign in cooperation with Recreate 68.

Members of Code Pink and the Backbone Campaign unite at the Procession for the Future Street Puppet March near Civic Center Park on Tuesday. The pictured giant replica of the U.S. Constitution was signed by thousands of attendees and protesters and paraded through the streets of Denver.

Boulder resident, Morgan, age 22, made the commute to Denver Tuesday with hopes of protesting with the We Are Change Colorado group at Civic Center Park. Morgan pointed out several anomalies in the 911 attacks while explaining the while thing was an "inside job."

Joby Weeks, 27, of Denver, voices his opinions about the attacks on 911 and what he believes to be an inside job at Denver's Civic Center Park Wednesday. Weeks said, "we have a government that is more dangerous than the enemy it claims to be protecting us from."

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Iraq Veterans Against the War March 8/27/08

The Backbone Campaign's executive director, Bill Moyer, leads the incarcerated costumes of President Bush and Dick Cheney through the Iraq Veterans Against the War March wednesday. These costumes were used in several protests on the streets of Denver.

Zack de la Rocha, left, Tom Morello and Tim Commerford from the band, Rage Against the Machine join protesters at the Iraq Veterans Against the War March Wednesday. The band played a free concert at the Denver Colosseum before the protest that ended near the Pepsi Center.

A police officer watches as protesters, led by members from the band, Rage Against the Machine march down Arapahoe street, toward the Pepsi Center Wednesday.

Iraq Veterans Against the War march down Broadway towards Arapahoe street. Three thousand protesters took part in the march that ended peacefully after sunset wednesday.

Peacefull protesters march down Arapahoe St. in support of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

The Metropolitan State College of Denver is closed for the Democratic National Convention this week. The march for Iraq Veterans Against the War made its way across the Auraria Campus on the way to the Pepsi Center wednesday.

Veterans and civillians alike celebrate when the protest, conducted without a permit ends peacefully. The crowd dispersed as a meeting was arranged between one of presidential candidate Barack Obama's aides and a veteran spokesman to discuss the immediate withdrawl of "all occupying forces".

Disabled Vietnam War veteran, Ron Kovic celebrates as demands from the protesters are met and a meeting is arranged with an aide from Obama's campaign.

Monday, August 25, 2008

DNC Comes to Denver

This morning marks the first day of the DNC. I will be covering all four days of the convention. I will be shooting for the Met and freelancing for local media outlets. Follow the adventures of my colleuges and myself here:

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Gearing Up For Fall Photojournalism

An ode to a fantastic summer filled with ample golf and stormchasing! What more could a man ask for? Im getting ready for another photojournalism class so i figured this would be appropriate. This is my most sucessful photoessey from last simester and involves a round of golf played by my Father.

Ive also upgraded my photo system to include a Canon 30D camera. So another $645 down and Im ready to go with 2 body setup. No more changing lenses and missing shots!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ken-Caryl Valley Storm 6/25/08

What a nice suprise! A sweet, photogenic storm went up over the Ken-Caryl Valley right at sunset. This thing had cool structure and awesome lightning. The first shots are in my hood and the last one is out at Castle Pines Pkwy and I-25. Im really happy with these shots! This will help ease the pain of having to miss tommorow's tornadic setup in South Dakota.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ducking For Cover!

This was taken somewhere south of Wichita, Ks. On June 12th.

Jon and I were both ducking for cover as this struck about 50 yards from us. The photo was taken at 10mm so it looks further away than it really was. I was really lucky to be stopped down and have the shutter open at this point. June 12th was a frustrating day with a cold front crashing through the area. We had all but given up home. we were hunting for a place to get dinner in Wichita as a huge supercell formed right over the southern part of the city. We were unable to get east of the hook due to traffic, street flooding, and road construction. More supercells formed to the southwest and we were able to intercept these after dark for some killer lightning. The bulk of my chasing this season is behind me. I will save my money for the outbreaks in August and September barring a potent tornadic setup closer to home. I will continue to shoot storms and lightning in the Denver area throughout the summer.