Berlin balances mixing, performing, legislating

January 30, 2018 Full-time student has big future in the limelight, friends say Jacob Berlin is a student known across campus for his larger than life personality. At first glance, one can immediately sense his radiating ambition. Berlin, sophomore mass communication major, has a busy life in addition to his studies. From a young age,…

Indoor gardening, a growing pastime

City dwellers create small-space gardens to brighten their homes and plates One thing Patty Logan noticed when she opened City Grows in Lawrenceville was that young people were pouring through the doors in all seasons to garnish their abodes with greenery. In her work as a Garden Educator, Redding Jackson has noticed that from a…

Wigle Whiskey brings distilling back to Pittsburgh

First Monongahela rye crafted within city limits since Prohibition For the Meyer family, Wigle Whiskey isn’t just a business. It’s a commitment to the community to bring back a historic craft lost in this area decades before. The operation they’ve built from a small space in the Strip District has grown over the years from…

Time-lapse

A time-lapse I created in my Pittsburgh neighborhood of Greenfield.

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Johnstown holds a special place in my heart. Growing up here, I have so many fond memories throughout these hills and valleys. Those who remain can’t deny the struggles that have befallen this beautiful place though. It is my hope that by sharing these images – and potentially a written story – about this small…

Panorama, Multiple Exposures and 3-Dimensional

Panorama Johnstown Panorama Incline Plane Observation Deck Johnstown, Pennsylvania Panorama F-Stop – f/3.5, Exposure – 1/640, ISO – 200 Multiple Exposures Carnegie Museum of Art – Scaife Galleries / Johnstown, Pennsylvania  3-Dimensional *Use 3-D glasses* Smithfield Street Bridge – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Alex Trybus, owner of Auntie Alex’s Pet Sitting, takes Lincoln, a beagle mix, out for a walk in Mount Lebanon on Oct. 25. November 7, 2017 Pets have always been an essential part of Alex Trybus’ life. Growing up with Australian cattle dogs – Nicki and Jolene – helped her develop a desire to not…

Abstract

For these images, I tried to focus on things I see regularly through an extraordinary lens.  The black and white color scheme really allows these images to stand out. Shower Wall F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/6, ISO – 400 Air Vent F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 2, ISO – 400 Leaf Veins F-Stop –…

Portraits

I’ve been working on articles throughout the semester about people making a difference in their communities.  Here are a few citizens that I’ve taken portraits of to accompany their story. Alex Trybus – Owns / operates Auntie Alex’s Petsitting F-Stop – f/6.3, Exposure – 1/1600, ISO – 200 Anita Prizio – Won District 3 County…

Manufactured Landscapes Reflection

Jennifer Baichwal’s depiction of Edward Burtynsky – a photographer who shows us the path industry weaves through humanity – is a compelling and thought-provoking documentary.  Burtynsky’s images can seem as if they are from another world, but he doesn’t fail in capturing the humans that live their lives entwined with the manufacturing phenomenon of the…

Light

For these images, I was able to use the natural light of different times of the day to create a unique feel in my photos.  Afternoon F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/50, ISO – 200 Sunset F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/200, ISO – 200 Dusk F-Stop – f/5.6, Exposure – 1/5, ISO – 200

Color

Color plays a major part in photographs. In these images, I focused on contrast to make my images pop. Groovy Structure F-Stop – f/4.5, Exposure – 1/500, ISO – 100 Empty F-Stop – f/5, Exposure – 1/20, ISO – 100 The Future in a Building Mural F-Stop – f/5, Exposure – 1/125, ISO – 100…