B1G press conference

Stopped by a Big Ten Conference at the Verizon Center featuring University of Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson and Terrapins men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon. My friend Kaz was covering it for The DBK, and he asked if I could shoot some photos for online and print.  

Leonardtown basketball

Fast shutter speed practice for my photojournalism class. Kaz and Dapps were playing basketball, so it was the perfect opportunity (and a good low-stress environment) for practicing. Kaz ultimately won, 21-4, before an announced two.


Decorated some Ukrainian eggs with Becky over spring break. Photos for JOUR 368P. 

slow shutter

JOUR 368P assignment: slow shutter speedStill trying to figure out how to balance all the settings, but it's a start. My prof says catching the moment is the first step and that the rest of the adjustments will start to make more sense. 

Erasable Inc.

Erasable Inc., the University of Maryland's only all-improv comedy group. They perform on the steps of McKeldin every Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and they're hilarious. I tested out a beautiful 70-200mm lens while working on fast shutter speeds for my photojournalism class. The only minor issue was the lens was manual focus …

Ed meeting

University of Maryland students Olivia Newport (left) and Aaron Kasinitz (right) discuss articles in The Diamondback during their editors' meeting on Feb. 19, 2014. The Diamondback is the university's daily independent student newspaper. Newport is a managing editor, and Kasinitz is a sports editor and the Terrapins men's basketball beat writer.JOUR 368P assignment: campus life


Photography has been a hobby of mine since I got my first camera, a Fujifilm point and shoot, for my eighth grade graduation. I took that cute little silver camera everywhere — on vacation, to parties and around the neighborhood when I was walking the dog. I self-designated myself as the family historian, making sure …