Assignments 4-12

February 22nd, 2024

Human Interest

Rachel Spier holding her cat Suki. She has wanted an orange cat for a while now, so her getting this cat made her extremely happy.


This is Sylvie, Camrie Miranda’s cat in Papillion, NE. Sylvie is a gray and white cat that has been in the Miranda household for a few years. Sylvie is a Russian Blue cat. Another cat not pictured that the Mirandas have is a white cat named Snowbie. She is a Khao Manee.

Sports / Competition

A show choir competition in La Vista, Nebraska. Brylie Miranda is in the second row from the front in the red dress on the left. They placed 3rd after the competition was done.

On The Job

Moonshine Russel (laying down) and Rudy (the Ref) doing their jobs. Both Moonshine and Rudy make their livings by doing staged wrestling very similarly to how actors make their income.


An Asian version of a corndog. This is a spiral corndog similar to something that would be found at an American carnival. The bottom half of the corndog is a hotdog type food, but made out of fish. Then the top half is filled with melted cheese. This can be made in the microwave, oven, or air fryer.


An empty chair inside of the library on the Morningside Campus.


An evening picture of a car parked looking at the other parked cars. The windshield is covered in rain and there is a little figurine on the car’s dash.


Nathan Ewertz and his son Landon at Ken Ewertz’s farm. Nathan explores the whole farm with his son. Ken is somewhere deep in the corn. It is hard to see him in this picture, but he is there!


After an intense snow storm in Fargo, ND the grass and sidewalks are covered in snow. The trees are also covered in snow, making them look very delicate.

24 Photos — 5 best

February 13th, 2024

Portraits Reading Quiz

February 7th, 2024

The chapter about Portraits discusses a few specific parts of a portrait that makes a good portrait. It states that there are clues that point to the inner person of someone. Those clues include face, eyes, and body language. The chapter also discusses the difference between going into a photoshoot with nothing planned versus going into a photoshoot with a solid idea of what you want to shoot. I think this portrait of me is a well taken photo and I do love it. I think it gets my, then, theater kid vibes as well as I think they positioned me well enough to get a posed shot without my body language looking too stiff. My photographer also took a few photos that I was genuinely laughing in, and I also really liked those, but they all have water marks on them and I feel it would be a little unnecessary for this assignment. I think that this photo captured the face and body language well. Through the way I am lit up and posed my face is well lit and my pose looks fairly comfortable (even if it wasn’t at the time). 

I think the main issue this image “gets wrong” is my eyes. I am struggling even now to see the way my eyes look. In a majority of the other edited photos I got back, you can see my eyes as they are a little better lit. Sadly, this image doesn’t have the same clarity as my other images do. It is because of this that I feel like you can’t really get the full picture here. Yes it was a staged photo in a studio, but I feel like it just doesn’t hit as home as — for example — my senior photo. I think this could probably be fixed by taking it into a program like Photoshop and lightening my eyes (and the spots around them) just a little bit. 

My senior photo from Fargo, ND.

Assignments 1-3

January 31st, 2024

Emotion –

Riley Howard talking with someone behind me (the camera person) with happiness. She is excited to be in The Forum Shops in Las Vegas for the first time.

Architecture –

The balcony view looking at Morningside’s Roadman as well as Morningside’s many apartment complexes. This also includes Bass Field, the recreational field students use for fun as well as our marching band.

Weather –

I went out sledding this year with some friends and someone (not sure on her name, she left before I could ask her name) was sledding down on a piece of cardboard.

News & Feature Photos

January 30th, 2024
This photo provided by Jiji Press shows a Japan Airlines plane on fire on a runway of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on January 2, 2024. A Japan Airlines plane was in flames on the runway of Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on January 2 after apparently colliding with a coast guard aircraft, television reports said. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

What would the normal / boring version of this picture look like?

The boring version of this picture would be a picture of a plane being on the ground that was not destroyed nor on flames. It would also likely be daytime and just be a picture of a plane on a runway.

Then describe what the photographer did to make the image interesting, creative, and/or unique.

I’m assuming this photographer took the flames and brightened them and turned up the black point making the darker parts of the image appear even darker. This picture was also taken at an angle not too steep nor too flat.

The aerial photo taken on January 2, 2024 shows spectators watching a bullfight between two bulls in Congjiang county, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, in China’s southwestern Guizhou province. (Photo by AFP) / China OUT

What would the normal / boring version of this picture look like?

The boring version of this picture would be a photo taken from the seats. If the photographer was in the stadium, they probably would have had spectators in the way of getting a good shot. The normal version of this picture is not likely taken from a drone.

Then describe what the photographer did to make the image interesting, creative, and/or unique.

The main thing this photographer did to make this image interesting was taking it through the lens of a drone. They also framed it very well, showing the circling of the stadium. They also used shades and hues to their advantage; the way you can tell who is rooting for what based on the teal colors within the crowd.

Meeting People

January 25th, 2024
Alex Badger bowling qualifying games for our upcoming tournament!
Carissa Johnson bowling qualifying games for our upcoming tournament!
Chace Mohrhauser bowling qualifying games for our upcoming tournament!
Zara Bitsos bowling qualifying games for our upcoming tournament!

Woot woot!!

January 11th, 2024

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