this may be it. i’m not shooting for a newspaper on a daily basis right now (but will be soon!),…but here goes! some of these are good news photos, some are good sports photos, and some are just plain fun. however, the one at the car show with the guy walking past the car with a bunny under the hood (#17) is just plain funny —
i’m updating this from Nashville, where i’m doing the multimedia training for the Chips Quinn at the Freedom Forum’s Diversity Institute location on the Vanderbilt campus. it’s a pretty nice spot. the little i’ve seen of Nashville so far makes it seem like a great place, but i won’t get much time to check out the whole city until the program’s last day, Friday. meanwhile, the schedule ahead is pretty packed, so probably slim post-pickens until we’re done. when that happens, though, i ought to be putting up a couple of video projects that i’ll be making in collaboration with one or two other people. soooooo, keep checking. there might be an update with video in a couple of days. xavier-overandout
8/02/08 – Xavier Mascareñas/AMERICAN-STATESMAN; The Angels played the Cubs at a little league game Saturday at the YMCA baseball field at East Old Bowman Road and North Mays Street in Round Rock. Liz Dominguez gets her granddaughter Aaliyah Barron, 2, to drink water during the game while Aaliyah’s father, Anthony, provides cover from the scorching sun.
there are better examples i did this summer for the news stuff, but i was only able to access the last month of PDF’s when i did this at night, so i went by the dates for the hardcopy clips i had. overall, i’m happy with it.
they just published the story, which was holding for awhile, in yesterday’s (Sunday) paper. not all of the photos ran. so here they are, in a kind of order.
right off the bat- here’s my first attempt at outdoor studio strobes. even just having access to one light helped immensely, and enabled results i could not have had otherwise.
heres what i got. didn’t like the crop at first in the photo of the little kid (the full-frame had his grandpa holding him up at the fountain), but like it now. still, for me the photo was also about the grandpa in it, and his taking his grandkids to the river. one of those things where being present made a difference. maybe i could have captured that better, but anyway, heres the photo, and another option for that feature (which i’m glad they didn’t use — seem a little awkward.
i felt horrible for the bands involved. they were out there al day, and there couldn’t have been more than 100 people total in attendance, for the day, for the festival which went from 10 or 11 in the morning to 9 p. m.
7/05/08 – Xavier Mascareñas/AMERICAN-STATESMAN; The ‘Born on the 5th of July’ EXIT Music Fest featured four stages of music at Waterloo Park in Austin on Saturday. Lorin Rhyne rest on her mother, Carey, between sets at the festival. They set up at the ‘Shut Up and Sing’ stage, near the drum stage. ‘Jingle,’ a miniature longhair daschund, rests at their feet.