Photography Sample: Orchid Show

I attended the last day of the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show, this year featuring the vertical garden designs of Patrick Blanc. Needless to say, the orchids were gorgeous. I took one of Columbia’s SLRs to get some pictures, and here’s what I got.

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Photography sample: Central Park

Late in the fall semester, our RW1 class had a series of photography lessons with photojournalist John Smock. Our lessons included the use of techniques such as receding perspective, silhouetting and reflections, selective focus, and framing. We used Canon T2-I’s and were essentially allowed to choose our own subjects. I took this as an opportunity to spend a relaxing day in Central Park, which is full of interesting photo opportunities.

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Video Sample: Pasticceria Rocco’s

Rocco’s is one of the few small family-owned businesses in New York, a successful bakery in Greenwich Village. It was passed down to three siblings from their father, who had owned the bakery since 1974. Today, the owners are uncertain whether they can maintain the family-ownership tradition.

In this video, Rocco Jr. describes working with his dad, and running the kitchen on the first holiday without him.

Passing Down the Recipe for Success from Erin Richey on Vimeo.

Video Sample: Falun Gong Audio Slideshow

The religious group known as Falun Gong has long faced persecution in China. How severe the persecution is within that country, or whether the group’s complaints are legitimate, are debatable while the claims of both sides go uninvestigated. But at the Falun Gong rally at Battery Park in August, there were many families and individuals willing to testify on the effects of the struggle on their own lives.

This is the story as told by artist Amy Lee and her daughter, Meng Lin, about being separated during Amy’s imprisonment and her flight from China to America. For now, it is the viewer’s responsibility to judge the veracity of her story. The production and editing of this slideshow are by no means intended to imply my support or skepticism of Falun Gong.

Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance (version 2) from Erin Richey on Vimeo.

Radio Sample: DSK Protests

For my August skills class with Ashley Milne-Tyte at Columbia, I completed an audio postcard from the courthouse protests concerning Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s rape charges.

Remembering 9|11, Memorializing a Decade

People from all over New York, the United States, and the world gathered somberly on the streets around the 1 World Trade Center construction site on Sunday to attend a public memorial service for the 10-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Attendees stood within pedestrian barricades to watch live broadcasts of the ceremony proceedings taking place within the newly built 9|11 memorial. Only family members of victims were allowed into the memorial for the commemorative events; the memorial began accepting general visitors the following day.

Spectators on Church St. viewing the live broadcast of the memorial, 11 September 2011.

Families enter the memorial services on Broadway, 11 September 2011.

Spectators were forced to undergo security screenings before proceeding south on Church to the memorial broadcast, 11 September 2011.

Spectators stand at the barricades to view the memorial broadcast on Church, 11 September 2011.Emergency personnel, military, and civil servants attended the ceremony broadcasts on Church St. on Sunday, 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St.. 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees of the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees view the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees to the ceremony broadcast on Church St., 11 September 2011.

Attendees on their way to the family member check-in on Broadway and Warren, 11 September 2011.

August Media Bootcamp: Photography

Our very first assignment in the photography session of the August bootcamp was to explore New York City and take photos that correspond to certain assignment themes, such as light, perspective, and color. My photos turned out amateurish, in my opinion, but nonetheless I’m sharing them to show my friends and family back home what I’ve been up to. Feel free to comment, but remember: this was my first time using this camera, a Canon G11.

Practice shot of a girl taking a practice shot of her coffee cup.

Practicing camera settings with dappled sunlight.

Low Library, seen from Butler Library.

Low Library's center room, photographed from above on the catwalk behind the curtain.

Visitors in Low Library's center room, seen in the reflection of an exhibit case.

The ceiling of Low Library, photographed from the floor of the center room.

A lamp in the Low Library, photographed from above.

The Broadway farmer's market lavender vendor. His tent smells like heaven!

Tomatoes, cantaloupes, and peppers for sale at the Broadway farmer's market.

Peppers and honey for sale at the Broadway farmer's market.

Selecting produce at the Broadway farmer's market.

Examining produce at the Broadway farmer's market.

Waiting for the train at the 110th-Central Park North subway station.

The view from the edge of the platform at the 110th-Central Park North subway station. Yes, I leaned way over the tracks to get it.

Messing with shutter speed settings and lighting as the train pulls into the station at 110th-Central Park North. I think everyone has at least one of these shots.

I was lucky enough to get this shot of a little girl skipping around the fountain in the Central Park Conservatory Gardens, just after she ran up and asked if I was taking pictures "of the scenery."