11/13 - Lack of Updates

Hello ladies and gentlemen!

I'm sure all of you have noticed that there has been a lack of updates on this blog. I undestand that all of you are very excited to see my latest work maybe every 3-4 days or so.

Please understand that I am still a full-time student, who's working through a 18-credit quarter. Plus, I have a job working with the RIT Sports Information. In addition, I do have friends and a life, so I just can't allow my life to revolve around this blog.

HOWEVER, I do have a good news. Thanksgiving break is coming up soon, and I will capitalize on that free time and post as much as I can. Here's a list off the top of my head of what will be on this blog this upcoming week:

  1. Spartans II: Recrudescence (Fake movie posters that I made with my friends)
  2. RIT vs Robert Morris
  3. Halloween Photos?
  4. Volleyball game at Rochester
  5. Toby Fitch and Stephanie Kiessling in the fall season
  6. Vandalism Assignment for my PJ class
  7. Swimming and Diving actions
  8. RIT vs. UConn Game 1
  9. RIT vs. UConn Game 2
  10. Volleyball Final Project?
  11. Corbett State Park (Took photos of it over the summer, but never posted)
So that's a lot of post in the next week, so be sure to keep an eye on this blog!!

Thank you for all of your patience! Your support is greatly appreciated by yours truly!

10/17 - RIT v UMass Lowell

Game ended up being tied 4-4. UMass scored a goal to tie the game 4-4 with 1.3 seconds left in the third period. What a heartbreak for RIT!!

A record 10,566 fans showed up to cheer on their RIT Tigers hockey team at Blue Cross Arena in downtown, Rochester.

Captain Sean Murphy dons special his black jersey for the game. After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off for Rochester American's hockey star, Craig Charron, who is battling a stomach cancer.

RIT defenseman Daniel Spivak gets on his knees to stop the puck from going into the net.

Forward Tyler Brenner celebrates his go-ahead goal to put the Tigers on top 4-3 in the third period.

UMass Lowell celebrates their game-tying goal with 1.3 seconds left in the third period in front of Goalie Shane Madolra

10/10 - LONG OVERDUE! Assignment 2 Photos

Finally, I got the time to upload the final photos that I shot for my second assignment of Photojournalism class, which was way back in week 2 or 3, around that time.

My assignment was to shoot three different environmental portraits in different scenery with different people. Those photos below are what I ended up with:

Resident Advisior Youmee Lee poses for a portrait in her room in Ellingson at RIT.

A construction worker poses for a portrait in the Global Village site at RIT.

Setter Christina Worth poses for a portrait in Clark Gym at RIT. (Some of you already saw this photo in my earlier post)

10/3 - RIT v. Wilfrid Laurier and an apology

Yesterday was a long day for me. I had to work the Crew's team for the headshots early in the morning. Then I had to run over to the RIT Campus to shoot the exhibition game between RIT and Wilfrid Laurier. It was RIT's first appearance since their magical run to the Frozen Four in the spring.

The game was supposed to start at 3:05, but it got delayed for a hour and half because Wilfrid Laurier got stuck at the customs (they're from Canada). So I had to wait around at the ice rink. I did whatever I could to keep busy.

Anyway, the game start finally came and we got the win, 3-1. RIT scored two goals in the second period from Chris Haltigin and Jeff Smith. Adam Hartley added an insurance goal in the third period.

Junior defeseman Chris Haltigin fires the puck for the first goal of the game in the second period.

The corner crew celebrates the first goal of the game by Junior defenseman Chris Haltigin in the second period.

Sophomore forward celebrates his goal with Junior forward Cameron Burt in the second period.

The RIT Men Hockey team shares the 3-1 victory with each other post-game.

There it is. My first post in a while.

I want to apologize to those who has been checking my blog daily to see if I have made any new post recently. To be honest with you, I'm a little surprised myself that I haven't posted much recently with all of the photo work I would be doing in Photojournalism.

Photojournalism is going pretty great for me. I thought it would be a lot of work, but oddly, it's a lot less than I thought it would be.

But it will not stop me from taking photos of different things. And when I do, I'll post them up on here or on facebook.

Thank you for your patience! Again, I apologize for those who keep a close eye on my blog.

9/20 - Red Wings Marketing Opportunties

Last week, I got offered the opportunity to design a brochure cover for the Rochester Red Wings for their Marketing Opportunities brochure. The brochure has all kinds of different information about the Red Wings and on how the people can get a job with the Red Wings' front office. So here's the cover that I designed for them. I thought it turned out pretty nice.

9/19 - RIT Volleyball Invitational

The RIT Volleyball team hosted a tournament over the past weekend in Clark Gym in Rochester, New York. The Tigers ended up in third place, going 2-1 in the first round robin. They then defeated the University of Rochester (UR) for the third place game.

RIT won the first set versus UR, 25-18, before the Yellowjackets rallied to win the second set. Then RIT pulled away by winning their next two sets, 25-13 and 25-17, respectively.

In the match-up between RIT and UR, Senior Jessica Schaeffer carried the Tigers with 16 kills and 11 digs and was named to the All-Tournament team as the lone Tiger representative. Sophomore Christina Worth tallied 36 assists and six kills. Sophomore Rebecca Moore added 10 kills, while Sophomore Katie Cooper helped the Tigers with nine more kills.

Sophomores Christina Worth and Katie Cooper does their pre-game handshake before their game versus NYU on Friday.

The players lines up for the National Anthem before their matchup versus Geneseo on Friday.

Freshman Kyra Wilson-Houck led RIT with 15 kills in the win over Geneseo on Friday.

The RIT Tigers celebrates their win over their first opponent, Geneseo, on Friday.

Senior Jessica Scaheffer was named to the RIT Invitational All-Tournament team on Saturday.

9/17 - Volleyball Portraits

So for my second assignment for my Photojournalism, I'm required to take at least three different environmental portraits at three different locations. For my first scene, I used volleyball as the subject for my images. If you're up to it, you can help me decide which one is the best of the five and I'll turn it in.

Otherwise, you can leave some feedbacks on my facebook if you're up for it.

Audrey DiPoala

Christina Worth

Katie Cooper

Christina Worth

Katie Cooper and Christina Worth.

Don't ask about the numbers.

9/15 - The 7-oh-Niner

The 7-oh-niner is our nickname for the apartment where we are living in right now. Apartment #709 at Park Point @ RIT. So far, it's a great place to live. It's close to everything and the best part? It's "off-campus" from RIT so we don't have to live by RIT's rules!

So here's two pictures of the apartment where both Drew and I worked on a couple days ago. Check it out!

9/15 - The People of RIT

For my first assignment for Photojournalism class, I was supposed to go out and shoot my "life" for one week. That means that I could shoot anything I wanted to: my room, my bike, my friends, my classes, whatever involved in my life. So for part of this assignment, I decided to shoot some of my closest friends. My goal was to capture them in their natural mode, not posed. So here's six of my closest friends that I had the opportunity to shoot!

Drew Warren, a second-year New Media Marketing student (and my roommate), puts down rope lights in the kitchen in our apartment.

Joshuah Upton, a fourth-year Mechincal Engineering Technology student, is caught off-guard as I took his picture.

Michael Raffanti, a third-year Technical Communications student, works on his laptop as he preps for his next class.

Stephanie (Stella) Nogueras, a third-year Psychology student, has a laugh while her boyfriend does something stupid in the kitchen.

Daniel Durant, a third-year Applied Computer Technology student, smiles as he plays Modern Warfare 2 on his xBox 360 console.

9/3 - RIT Men Soccer Opens Season with Win

The RIT men's soccer team opened the 2010 campaign with a 2-0 win over SUNY Oswego. The Tigers scored both goals in the first half as they move to 1-0-0 on the season.

- from RIT Athletics, by Stephen Jaynes.

RIT Tigers' men soccer team huddles together before the game.

Senior Midfielder Dom Colaprete performs a corner kick in the first half.

Junior Forward Dan Holowaty celebrates after scoring the first goal of the game.

Senior Forward Allen Nicholson makes a header with the ball.

9/3 - RIT Hockey Ring Ceremony

The RIT Men Hockey, who made a historic run to the Frozen Four in the 2009-2010 season, finally got their rings for making to the elite level of NCAA Hockey.

The RIT Tigers logo is engraved into the Frozen Four Championship ring.

Goalie Jared DeMichiel is all smiles as he walks to receive his ring.

The RIT Hockey Players shows off their Frozen Four rings.

The RIT Men Hockey players along with coaches and personnel poses for a group shot.

8/28 - Hill and E-Pat

It's another one of those days where former Iowa Cubs from my bat boy days comes into town on the visiting team. It's always good to see them and it makes me happy that I get a chance to catch up with them a little bit. The first former Iowa Cub that I saw this summer was Buck Coats with the Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox). This time around, Rich Hill and Eric Patterson both are in town with the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Rich Hill exchanges the lineup card with the umpires before the game.

Eric Patterson awaits for his turn to hit in the dugout during the first inning.

Former Iowa Cubs Rich Hill and Eric Patterson poses for a picture.

8/28 - Barney versus the Famous Chicken

While the Famous Chicken was dancing in front of the crowd at Frontier Field, an old friend stopped by to pay a visit and have a little dance-off with the Famous Chicken.

As you can see, Barney is far superior to the Famous Chicken in dancing skills.

Barney doing a breakdance to beat the Famous Chicken in the dance-off.

The Famous Chickens bows to Barney on his knees, giving him the title as the dancing champ.

The Famous Chicken shows respect to Barney and now are good friends.

Apparently, the Famous Chickens had other thoughts.


8/28 - The Battle of the Famous Chicken

The Famous Chicken, the best minor league baseball mascot of all-time, paid a visit to Frontier Field in Rochester, New York for the Red Wings-Pawtucket Red Sox game.

During the game, the chicken picked a fight with several of the Red Sox players and he paid the ultimate price.

Several Red Sox players piles on the Famous Chicken as he tried to taunt them.

The Red Sox players sends a strong message to the bruised Famous Chicken.

The Famous Chicken returned the next inning for a little revenge of his own.

Victory is mine!!

8/25 - SVP Move In Day Part 2

Here's a couple more pictures from the SVP Move In Day: