- Ventura US-CA
- [email protected]
I am a volunteer photographer for the City of Ventura. I take photos of City classes, concerts, and events and my photos are used in promotional materials such as their website and quarterly publication, the MyVentura Guide.
I have also done volunteer photography work for Schools For Salone in making their annual poster and the Saticoy Elementary School PTA in taking photos of their re-naming ceremony.
I have also volunteered as a member of the FTHS KIWINs Relay for Life Team for the past four years.
This character trait appeals to me because I see myself as a team-player who can make things happen. When I am responsible for something, I will see to it that I meet those responsibilities and follow through on my commitment. When thrown into a sticky situation, I will use what I have and try to make the best of it.
This past year, I have shown resourcefulness in managing my section. The one Multimedia section is responsible for having photos for all four writing sections. As Multimedia Editor, my resourcefulness allows me to prioritize my time and my staff's time so that we are getting photos, videos, art, and graphics done in the most efficient way possible.
The number of articles that need multimedia is out of my control, but with my resourcefulness, I can control how to best lead my staff so that we get the multimedia completed in the necessary order of importance, as quickly possible.
Foothill Technology High School
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
University of California, Los Angeles
Studying Electrical Engineering
Oct 2014 - Present
Chris Prewitt Memorial Slideshow - This slideshow was my best photojournalism work this past year. Even with the sensitivity of the event, I was able to capture touching, emotional moments of the family members and friends of Chris Prewitt. I feel that my slideshow was comparable to the local professional newspaper's photos.
Buena vs. Ventura Football Game - This slideshow was my best action photography slideshow. I got some great shots of football players in action, running with the ball, jumping up for the catch, and lunging for the tackle. My photos were sharp and bright, even with the poor stadium lighting.
Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game - This slideshow was my best example of initiative this past year. I heard about the casual pick-me-up game going on during lunch and I contacted a quick team of journalists about the story and covered the game with photos. I got some great action shots of teachers, normally in their dress clothes, in shorts and t-shirts playing ball with the seniors.
Students vs. Teachers Basketball Game - As I mentioned above, this slideshow was my best example of initiative this past year. I heard about the casual pick-me-up game going on during lunch and I contacted a quick team of journalists about the story and covered the game with photos. I wasn't obligated to spend my lunch hour covering the game, but my initiative drove me to document the game.
Chris Prewitt Marathon - Covering the marathon was another example of my initiative. As a senior without editor responsibilities, I didn't have to cover this event, but with my initiative, I woke up at 5 AM on a Sunday to cover teachers running legs of the marathon in memory of Prewitt.
I have recently been hired by the City of Ventura to assist in running the City's summer concert series, Music Under the Stars.