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Guest Speaker Cindy Schultz

October 27, 2009

cindyOn Tuesday, Nov. 10th at 8:30 in Campus Center 305 (regular scheduled meeting), Times Union staff photographer Cindy Schultz will be joining us to show her work, tell stories of the trade, and look at student photography. We’ll be learning about photojournalism, multimedia, as well as simply making great photographs. If you’d like Cindy to look at any of your work, come prepared with a portfolio – either printed, slideshow style, or online somewhere.

Cindy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism and has worked as a full-time staff photography for the Albany Times Union for many years.

“The tale of the Dippikiller”…

October 18, 2009


Photo Service just returned today from a memorable and enjoyable weekend trip to Dippikill. Good eats, good cheer, fun games, and alot of photo-shoots. Thanks to everyone that came by and to those that didn’t, don’t miss your chance again next year (or possibly next semester?) Big shout outs to Wen and Bridget for their wonderful studio work, Christie for falling into the lake and almost dying, and me for my awesome scary stories.

Check back later this week for more photos. Bring at least 3 photos to this Tuesday’s meeting so we can look at them and have a contest.


UPS alumni visit CC305

October 14, 2009
Current and old members of Photo Service pose for a group portrait.

Current and old members of Photo Service pose for a group portrait.

On Monday, October 12th, Photo Service had the opportunity to meet some alumni who were in the area for another former member’s wedding! In attendence was Julia Xanthos, Danny Avila, and Carlos Avila, among other people. Some of us had the chance to sit down for breakfast with the group and talk about how Photo Service was in the past, what we’re up to now, how they got into the photography field, and even got to see some of their work and have them critique ours.

Here’s a breakdown of who met up with us in the office:

Julia Xanthos – 2000 Torch Editor, now works as a full-time staff photographer for the NY Daily News.

Aris Economopoulos – graduated from RIT but married into the UPS family through Julia! He’s currently a full-time staff photographer at the Newark Star-Ledger.

Danny Avila – 1999 Torch Editor, now works as the full-time chief photographer for NYC Parks Department.

Carlos Alayo – member of Photo Service for both Danny and Julia’s years, he now owns his own studio photography business and works as a freelancer out of NYC.

A big Photo congrats goes out to Heather Rohan who was married this weekend. Heather was the 1997 Torch Editor and is currently the Photo Editor of the Newark Star-Ledger.

October Torch Photo Contest

October 14, 2009


Fall Foliage

Requirements: submit your (maximum of 3) best fall foliage photos. Must be shot on campus or downtown and have at least one (1) person in it, un-posed.

Prize: An October treat!

Due: before Tuesday, October 27th’s meeting


July 19, 2009

Back in business

Office Opens September 15th 2009

thank you

A View of the World Photo Contest

February 7, 2009

This week (Feb. 3rd) the featured photo is by our contest winner, Bunni (^_^). The theme was “A View of the World” in which members were asked to photograph the act of witnessing or portray the photographer’s most essential ability, the act of seeing.

If you were to look closely, the focus is on the definition of visionary. Bravo!

Don’t forget, the theme for next week is “Rebellion.” Lost of room for fun here, so take some sick pictures and get on the blog!

-MJ, Prez ; )

September update

October 9, 2008

September has come and gone, and Photo Service has already been up to a lot:

– We’ve been doing great things with the studio, utilizing equipment we never knew existed, getting more creative, and giving members hot new photos for their Facebook!
A photo of Susie by MJ

– We have some pretty neat shirts, FREE for all members who are in good standing
A photo of Bunni by Brandyn

We went to the Altamont Flea Market and had alot of fun. Bought stuff for the office, as well as cool things to photograph in the studio. If you were lucky enough to be in my car, we also went to a pumpkin patch after!

A photo of a very creepy doll by Brittany

– We took a trip downtown at last night’s meeting for some night exposures. We hit up Empire State Plaza and the Capitol (or, “stormed” the Capitol as I lamely joked). Everyone got some great photos and fun was had by all!!!A photo of Photo Servicers by Patrick

At next week’s meeting we will be setting up the projector and having a group critique. This means I will be browsing your Flickr’s (so make them/update them!) and everyone should e-mail, drop off, or come with their digital photos (scanned film where applicable) from last night’s shoot, anything you’ve been up to lately in the studio, around campus, at home, at Brogies.

Special Photo Shoutout goes to Kayla, who took this photo of a dude at Larkfest:

It’s time to put our noses to the grindstone, and everyone should be taking photos of all aspects of the University. Barry needs photos to be submitted for Torch, so use the IBM or Mac and put them in a folder with your name on it, in the SHAREDDOCS folder.

But it’s not all good news. The bad news is that the SA took extra long (contrary to their own deadlines) to make us a check, so we don’t have everything yet for developing. The order was placed today so expect in a week or two everything to be in full-effect.

Coming up in October: Museum visit (Andy Warhol Polaroids at the University museum), PhotoPlus Expo, homecoming/alumni weekend, HALLOWEEN, and more!

Diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiipppiiikillllllll in November, get psyched