Picking out interesting faces from amongst a crowd of thousands can be daunting at first.
I usually walk around and take note of the areas where the light looks interesting.
Then I make eye contact and smile at the people to gauge how receptive they are to my pointing the lens at them.
While it’s true they may not like it and can’t do much about it, I’d rather take pictures of people who don’t scowl at me.
All those years of photographing felons giving me the evil eye while being led away in handcuffs took a toll. 🙂 Continue reading Faces at UCR 2012 school of business graduation
Addressing an auditorium of high school seniors is no easy task.
I know this because I barely have what it takes to stand in front of 20 odd people in my photography classes.
My dear friend Mary Pope made it look easy as she addressed two groups of seniors inside Riverside’s Poly High school’s Arthur Littleworth Theater this morning.
She established audience participation quite effortlessly by suggesting everyone stand.
Then she asked everyone present to offer this greeting to their neighbor to the front and behind: “Peace Be With You”
Mary is new to this but she embraces her nervousness so well that her wonderful upbeat personality takes over.
Continue reading Mary Pope shares her daughter Sam’s passing with Poly High seniors
Last year I only got to spend two hours at Riverside’s Lunar Festival.
I missed a lot of acts and performances.
The one I wanted to see were the Sumo wrestlers.
This afternoon, try as I could, I couldn’t get through into the inner ring of people. Continue reading Sumo wrestling at Lunar Festival 2012
By the time we hit college age, the last thing we want is to listen to another lecture.
Why else do you think we want to go away for college? Freedom and escape from parental lectures!
In college, I was a glutton for punishment.
Actually I paid my own way, so I was hell-bent on getting my money’s worth. Continue reading A class visit from photo editor Rick Sforza