Archive for April, 2011

Photo-a-Day: Day #5 (Something Blue) + Extras

April 30, 2011 3 comments

Sunrise around 6 a.m. at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds, WA.

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Photo-a-Day: Day #4 (People)

Frank Warren's PostSecret Live inside the University of Washington's Meany Hall. Photo taken with my HTC Droid Incredible.

#FF (Follow Friday): Five photographers

April 29, 2011 1 comment

1. @ScottBourne (national) Scott Bourne – Great photography related tweets (publisher of

2. @RoshSillars (national) Rosh Sillars – Lots of journalism tweets, co-author of “Linked Photography.”

3. @BillFrakes (national) Bill Frakes – Dude has shot more than 200 Sports Illustrated covers. Respect.

4. @jeremycowart (national) Jeremy Cowart – Celebrity photographer, founder of two websites including one where photographers give back to community.

5. @monophotography (global) Donald Cameron – Creative director of photography at SlashThree,  an online community for photographers.

PostSecret comes to the UW thanks to student group Active Minds

April 29, 2011 2 comments

For my first full audio story, I used audio I collected while working on a story for The Daily. In the two and a half minute clip (below), you’ll hear both Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, and Katie McCorkell, a junior at the UW and president of the student group Active Minds.

The only disappointment I really had in making this was that I was unable to use any ambient sound. Luckily, I think the topic is extremely relevant (the event is tonight!) and PostSecret is an extremely popular website/event/book(s) — especially among college students.

My only real problem in putting this project together was uploading the .mp3 to SoundCloud. At first it would make a bunch of annoying noise that wasn’t in the original file. After a few minutes I realized I had forgotten to set the track to 44.1 kHz in Audacity. Once I fixed that, it was good to go! So without further ado…

File size: 2.37 MB / Time: 2:35 / Download

Photo-a-Day: Day #3 (Seattle)

April 28, 2011 2 comments

Looking over I-5 at the Seattle skyline. Photo taken near Capitol Hill.

Photo-a-Day: Day #2 (Red Square)

April 27, 2011 1 comment

The smoke stacks in Red Square on an overcast day at the University of Washington in Seattle. Photo taken from a Kane Hall balcony.

Photo-a-Day: Day #1 (Nature)

April 26, 2011 2 comments

Creepy bust of Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843-1907) -- a Norwegian composer and pianist -- located in Grieg Garden at the University of Washington.

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