I took the plunge and bought my first DSLR as an early Christmas gift, and I have no regrets.
The first thing I thought when I opened up the box was she’s so beautiful, she needs a name! [*name pending] It’s a Canon Rebel T4i, a great camera for beginners, price & performance-wise. I got it because I wanted absolute control. With my own camera, I won’t rack up any more late fees from the school’s media loan program (if they even HAD cameras available!). I will be able to produce my own videos and images on my clock, and I love that power. This means I also have no excuse to not be constantly creating. I had all this time to plan, and come spring semester, it’s all about execution.
I still look at my camera with starry-eyed wonder, thinking of all the amazing shots to come. I’m already looking at lenses to purchase, especially the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM prime lens. It’s low aperture allows for crisp images and leeway in low-light environments, which is a must. I’ve taken a few runs with her so far, and they came out beautifully. I just can’t wait to get the technicalities down so I can get to the creative aspect of photography. What interests me the most is the development of a personal style. What separates one photographer from the next? I guess some things are better learned by experience.
Kerry Washington is one of Hollywood’s hottest commodities. From the silver screen to the red carpet, Washington has demonstrated her superstar quality with stunning appearances and performances. Last weekend, the “Scandal” star hosted Saturday Night Live, wasting no time in addressing the series’ recent controversy. Continue reading →
I huffed. I puffed. I grapevined. I dropped it down low and brought it back up slow, just like the song said. Everybody was doing the same thing (or some variation), but in my head, all eyes were on me. Every once in a while, I am reminded that I am a minority, and with that comes its pressures. Society has primed people to expect certain things out of black people, and one of those is dancing. Even when I didn’t know what I was doing I felt like people were looking to me for guidance. I got reassuring smiles and “You Go Girl!” glances from the girl on my left, and quite frankly I didn’t know how to feel. Do I lie and give her a “You’re Not Doing Too Bad Yourself” face or admit, “I’m just as lost as you are”? Continue reading →
As I brushed the dust from my running shoes, everything in my body was telling me to quit while I was ahead. I woke up yesterday morning with a new perspective on life: I needed to get fit, and I needed to do it as soon as possible. Continue reading →
My position on FSU’s Black Student Union Executive board is co-editor of our semesterly publication, Incite Magazine. We have a magazine instead of the usual scrapbook because we wanted a new way to archive the many events that happen during the school year. I’m so excited about this video because it the first of many videos I plan on producing during my time at FSU. I can only go up from here!
As historian, I think that photos alone aren’t enough to capture the energy held by the BSU. That is when I decided to start recording footage at all of our events. This pep rally turned out to be bigger than any of us expected. Spoken Reasons was a great host, and the performers were on point from start to finish. I’m glad I have the opportunity to show people how FSU’s BSU really gets down.We’re more than just an agency, we’re a family!
The Black Student Union is THE official voice and representative on issues concerning black students.
Last year marked the 50th year of integration at Florida State University. In the midst of the turbulent 1960s, FSU opened its doors to a group of courageous African American students. In 2004, the university unveiled the Integration Statue, a prominent display that serves as a tribute to those who helped to create the diverse environment that FSU prides itself on.