An exciting weekend!

It's been an exciting weekend. :) Friday was UCSB's annual Reel Loud, a film festival of student-made 16mm silent films with live band accompaniments. It was so exciting to finally see all our hard work up on the screen, viewed by an auditorium full of people. I am so excited to announce one of the films I worked on, "Pass the Parcel" won Audience Choice Awards! "Pass the Parcel" also won Best Editing (Genevieve Sawicz) and Best Cinematography (Cameron Huntley and me, Annie Hall!)!!

(photo courtesy of Urvi Nagrani)

Today I went out to eat at a lovely restaurant called Arch Rock Fish. :)

Week 21/52 Black and White Self Portrait


Something simple for this week, because God knows, I need simplicity and peace of mind right now.
So here is something a little bit more honest, a little bit more upfront, and a little bit more earnest.

Sigma Lambda Gamma Banquet

Last weekend I shot Sigma Lambda Gamma's end of the year banquet, and it was so much fun. I arrived early with my roommate so she could set up and I could scout around the space a bit to decide where group pictures would look best. The light outside was just perfect with my 50mm f/1.8 for couple portraits and luckily the steps leading outside had this perfect symmetry that was golden for the bigger group shots. After formal pictures, we headed inside for dinner and I got to sit and eat with a couple of the girls (nobody likes pictures of themselves eating, haha!).

After dinner, there were speeches and awards, where I photographed the acceptances of awards as well as other moments I could capture. I absolutely love photographing those moments people don't really notice or tend to forget, like a couple whispering to each other or someone happily applauding.

Anyway, I had a fun time. :) The place was beautiful and the girls were all just so gorgeous!

Week 20/52 The Red Beanie

Because I haven't really smiled in my 52 weeks.

It's spring time but it still gets breezy here up in San Barbara. I really, really can't wait for this quarter to be over.

San Francisco For a Day

My friend Tyler and I visited San Francisco for a day. We brought with us a ton of equipment - D7000, D90, 70-200mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.8, 12-24 f/4, 10.5mm f/2.8, and a tripod, and we walked everywhere. It was so gorgeous... definitely have to go back and do more!

T Lur

Week 18/52 Turning Tables


So I won't let you close enough to hurt me,
No, I won't rescue, you to just desert me,
I cant give you the heart you think you gave me,
It's time to say goodbye to turning tables,
To turning tables,

Under haunted skies I see you, ooh,
Where love is lost, your ghost is found,
I braved a hundred storms to leave you,
As hard as you try, no, I will never be knocked down