Confessional

As Written in 2014, While I Lived in France: Our visit to Château De Chillon along Lac Léman proved to be quite amusing. Guess we’ve been visiting a lot of castles lately.  It’s the same routine every time. Everyone goes in at once. We are handed these little audio tour guides and spend a couple of hours crossing … Continue reading Confessional

#‎jayaramsmiles‬

“Hello? Can anyone hear me?” There was no reply, not even in cheerful melodies usually sung by birds. I dropped the sound kit on the forest floor and ran further along the dirt path. “Hello, Hello!?” Again, nothing except the eerie buzz of silence. I turned back, but every direction seemed a mirror image of it’s self. … Continue reading #‎jayaramsmiles‬

Primera Pasarela :D

The last time I attended a REVO Fashion show, it was from behind a bush and with a telephoto lens. This time, Veronica asked if I wanted to be in it. Of course, such opportunity could not be missed. Dress fittings, alterations, song choosing practices…preparation was much like that of a wedding. Even in the … Continue reading Primera Pasarela 😀

South of the Border

There was something exciting about seeing the rays of sun touching on the hillside of a country not my own. It had been a while since I’d crossed an international border on foot. In Europe, it was as easy as an afternoon stroll, but in the states, it’s gotten more complicated than that. Despite the … Continue reading South of the Border

Glamping

For a long time, I knelt on the floor of the cage recounting the sandbags with the professor. The numbers were always different but there never seemed to be enough of them. We walked around the set, but again, there was nothing. The scenario in which a crew member had walked out with the sandbag … Continue reading Glamping

Twirl Me

A week or so ago, I helped Kae film a choreography she’d been working on.  Being the first film project in a while, it was a little rough.  Guess that’s actually because  I’d never filmed with a 50mm Prime lens before. The result is not so bad though. Kae actually did an awesome job at editing and … Continue reading Twirl Me

Take Me to Africa

Like I’ve previously said, I’ve always wanted to travel to Africa. But sometimes, when one can’t go to Africa, it’s ok to bring Africa to wherever you are. Meet Leila, my lovely and very wise roommate. Also the first person to gladly teach me how to tie head scarves the right way. When I told … Continue reading Take Me to Africa

Gypsy Me

We’ve been trying to execute our circus photoshoot series for three whole months.  Every time we schedule; it rains, it snows, and it pours! Finally, we decided that rain or shine the first of these circus photoshoots would be done before the end of March. Of course, the morning of the 30th, I woke up with a groan. … Continue reading Gypsy Me

Ice and Sky

We climbed up high hopping to catch a glimpse of the setting sun. The days had been getting warmer, thus we were truly surprised to find a blanket of snow.  Even more amusing was the team of paragliders standing next to the edge. The sun pierced through their gliders. The colors spread throughout the sky. … Continue reading Ice and Sky

Linea Caffe

Woke up early on a Sunday morning  and headed down to San Francisco. Mission: To help film  Linea Caffe‘s Kickstarter. On the way to San Fran, I talked to my professor about my interest in becoming a set photographer.  Tag gave me lots of advice. He said that the most important thing was to stay … Continue reading Linea Caffe

Sunlit Moon

Would you believe me if I told you this picture was taken at 1:12am? The challenge was to take a picture of the stars.  We set out really late because my last class ended at 10pm. First stop was lake Hennessey.  It took a while for us to figure out what we were doing.  The … Continue reading Sunlit Moon

Beyond the Scenes

Sophomore year, we had a Group Production assignment for a ‘fictional narrative’.    We were to work in pairs, each with our own project, alternating directing and cinematography positions. Zach and I actually stayed through spring break to work on our short films, but he was both director and cinematographer for his own project. Because his … Continue reading Beyond the Scenes

Girl Time!

This weekend, I was going to work on a portrait photography assignment – and then I realized that I had to use my film camera, which wasn’t working >.< Well the girls and I were all ready to go, we weren’t gonna let a little film problem stop us from having fun! With two DSLRs we set out the … Continue reading Girl Time!

Ferns and Flowers

Last week I got to take pictures of three beautiful young ladies. Abena, who is visiting from Moscow Russia asked for the favor.  Her sister and her cousin who are both named Adwoa were also there. In Ghana, the country from which the girls are originally from, Adwoa means ‘girl born on Tuesday’. I had a lot of fun editing the pictures the next … Continue reading Ferns and Flowers

Group Shots XD

These are some group pictures that I’ve edited.  Just randomly found them today and decided I’d post them up 🙂 This one is from Prom my senior year of highschool. This is from a friend’s 18th birthday and promise celebration. This is from another friend’s surprise birthday dinner. Continue reading Group Shots XD

All of the Lights

This week I had the chance of photographing Sarah.  We spreed it out on two different day with four different outfits. Here is a picture of my assistant/apprentice Amanda.  I asked her to bring her own equipment so that  could take her own pictures as well. I got to say that Amanda is super creative! She helped out a lot with the … Continue reading All of the Lights

A Birthday Break for the College Student’s Soul

We went out to eat for Patrick’s Birthday. Afterwords we went a candy shop in Santa Rosa.  Then sat around outside, devouring our newly bought goodies. These are my attempts to capture the moment: My friends where aware that I was photographing them; they kept making silly faces … these are actually some of the lesser silly ones. This is … Continue reading A Birthday Break for the College Student’s Soul

Eclipse!

Today I had the opportunity of photographing an eclipse 🙂 The light outside was very bizarre. It was like a picture with bad lighting. People gathered around to see the phenomenon. The sun was playing peek -a- poo behind the moon! And the shadows on earth grew weirder and weirder! Continue reading Eclipse!

Cheers to That!

“Cheers to the freakin’ weekend, everybody put your glasses up and drink to that!!!” miss quoted from RIHANNA (And make sure that it is a non alcoholic beverage due to our written contract with PUC) Yes! My friends and I were able to survive dead week, finals and a 10 hour mini road trip 🙂 … Continue reading Cheers to That!