PC Photographer Reflects on Sport:Art Exhibition
March 15, 2012,
Jessica Ho '14 is majoring in Studio
Art (Photo and Digital Imaging concentrations) and an Art History
minor. She took some time recently to reflect on her participation in
the Sport:Art student photo exhibit in Hunt Cavangh Hall.
I enjoy taking pictures that tell stories. They could convey beauty and
joy, challenges and agonies. The pictures that I took here show the
perseverance, resilience and the spirit of the athletes. At every game,
they put on their game face, beat the clock, and triumph. They inspire
us! I want to capture that synergy, that audacity!
The biggest challenge that I had with this
assignment was to make sure that I could capture our athletes at their
best moments. At the same time, I needed to make sure I had the right
setting on the camera, that I framed the picture at the right angle, and
that I was at a safe distance from them! That is why the zoom lens is
very important. The pictures also need to be sharp! This sounds easy,
but it really was not because the subjects were moving at the speed of
light. However, it is also because of these challenges that made Sports
Photography fun for me.
I have to thank our athletes for their commitment and their
professionalism in all the games. They looked great in the field and
there were many great and exciting moments, and, of course, victories!
Our very talented athletes made my job as a photographer easier. I was
very fortunate to be part of the Sports Photography class and to have
this opportunity to tell stories of their victories with my pictures.
Teamwork is the underlining engine and the integral part of any
winning team. The athletes worked together as a team to achieve
victories. Our Sports Photography class worked as a team and put
together an exhibition to show off our athletes. I have to thank
Professor Eric Sung and my fellow photographers: Dominic Channon,
Michael Dineen, Shannon Pustis, Andrew Sayer. Each one of us was
dedicated and passionate about what we did. We are honored to showcase
Jessica, her peers, and
Professor Sung worked diligiently to create evocative images of PC
student athletes and in doing so contributed a great deal to the success
of the Sport:Art Exhibition as a whole.
To learn more about Sport:Art, please visit the webpage for the event here .