I took these photos for my photography class. The assignment was to take Halloween and Film Noir pictures. (:
Recently I have had the opportunity to be apart of a Photojournalism class at the University of La Verne. It has been one of the best classes I have ever taken because it is hands on and allows me to be creative. We discuss about how a photographer can capture a photo and it can influence many people in a positive or negative ways. Eventually I want to be able to capture raw emotional pictures in the future. Since taking this class I view a lot more photos with an open mind and I enjoy trying to figure out exactly what the photographer was trying to capture. The art of photography is very complex. Before taking this class I was not aware of the complexity of photography. Photographers have true passion and motivation when capturing photos. On the link below are 100 photos that have influenced the public in many ways and I wanted to share it on my blog because of the new view I have on photography, hope you enjoy it..
We were making memories to last a lifetime
not thinking about saying goodbye,
we created joy and laughter
not knowing where we were going after,
we were living for the moment
trying to find some enjoyment,
we created friendships
that would be forever endless.
Your soul was beyond appreciated,
Your smile was never outdated,
Your kindness was always illuminated.
Sad to say that you are gone,
leaving us to live on,
while we dwell upon,
a big phenomenon.
Vice News is by far my favorite news broadcasting company. Sadly you can only view them on HBO, Viceland, or online at vicenews.com. Vice discusses and goes into details about issues/events that most people feel uncomfortable talking about or do not know much about (ex. marijuana, LGBTQ, racism, cyberspace, foreign affairs, healthcare, religion, war, culture and other issues). The video I have attached to this blog has to do with the recent event in Charlottesville regarding the alt-right, neo-Nazis, KKK and the protestors against these hate groups. Watching this happen in Charlottesville made me feel frightened and disgusted that hate groups like the neo-Nazis feel approved and obligated to rally and promote hate messages in this country. To top it off our President Donald Trump does not regulate on these hate groups, but rather he believes both sides are to blame. The racist, bigot, xenophobe, prejudice and non-racist people both have problems according to our President. I do not discuss my political views or beliefs much on my blog. I do not want people to feel overwhelmed by my views or feel as if I am trying to change your beliefs. Although, racism is something I cannot tolerate no matter what! It is something I do not understand and cannot comprehend. How can someone hate another person for the color of their skin or appearance? No matter what we are all humans and have the same body structure such as a heart, brain, stomach, and other vital organs. How does the pigment of your skin make you better or less than someone else? Overall, the video attached here shows behind the scenes of the neo-Nazis and KKK group before and after the protest. I do not agree with the neo-Nazis and KKK group’s beliefs but it is good to educate oneself about these hate groups. If one does not know what is bad and evil how can one see what is good and pure?
Vice provides a TedTalk video in this article that simply explains how climate change works and how it is a threat to our planet