June 19th, 2009

In addition to my ‘normal’ work, I also do public charter school photography. This image is from one of several high school graduations I’ve shot over the past couple weeks. All of my jobs are fun, different and interesting, and this type of work just adds more variety to my photographic journey.
I also shoot individual portraits of the graduates on location with studio lighting. Like a lot of events I photograph it is always nice to be a small part of a milestone in peoples lives.

August 22nd, 2008

Today I shot for Options For Youth (OFY) public charter school.
They had a ribbon cutting / grand opening of their newest charter school in Ontario California.
They requested basic coverage of the event, and interior and exterior images of their building.
OFY is a great school, enabling at risk students to complete their high school education while empowering them to pursue higher education as well.
I have done quite a bit of work for OFY over the past several years, it’s great to be involved with them. I’m a firm believer in their mission and have seen first hand many success stories.
If you ever happen to go to one of their graduations you’ll see what I mean, awesome, but that’s another post…
If you’ve heard of charter schools and wondered what they look like now you know…

Founders of the school John & Joan Hall.

Officially open…

Joan receiving congratulations from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

And recognition from Senator’s office representative.

John with the apple cider toast…

Cool student lounge.

Ready for students.

I used remote strobes for this image, can you see the light…

Ready to teach…

The folks who make it all happen… Congrats!