Week 12 – Conversation with a Classmate – Evan Huang

Week number 12 introduced to me to the very tall, among other great qualities, Evan Huang!  I have become like a predatory eagle in scouting interviewees for Art 110 and so I immediately snagged Evan once I hit the courtyard of Art 110 students!  Without further adieu, Evan Huang ladies and gentleman!

20141113_110657 Evan Huang, Second Year Criminal Justice Major at CSULB

While talking to Evan I realized just how much of a focused individual he is.  He actually skipped straight to taking a 300 level class this semester so to say he’s career minded and intelligent is quite an understatement.  Overall though, Even does like his school career so far and looks forward to what lies ahead on his path in Criminal Justice.  He told me that he took Art 110 as a GE requirement more than anything however what I did not know until I checked out his site (evanshuang.com) that he is quite the artist himself!  He takes some pretty rad pictures definitely worth a scroll 🙂  He did describe having a love of photography though whether it be landscapes or people, I just had no idea how great his skills were and how much he follows it and I definitely encourage him to keep at it.

Among his hobbies is playing tennis where he actually makes money as a private coach.  Needless to say, Evan is pretty much great at everything.  He also likes to hike which I am finding is a common interest and I think we should all just go on an Art 110 hiking trip #justsayin .  Food-wise, Evan’s heart lies with Pizza and sushi… probably not at the same time but hey I am not here to judge.  He also loves his large family that he has gone to visit in Taiwan and while telling me this I would like to mention his face lit up so his love for Taiwan is pretty legit.

In general, Evan is looking forward to getting good grades and making it to law school some day.  Might I just say taking, and surviving, a 300 level class already is a pretty good start.  His goals lie in his career but he carries with him his artistic passion and love for his family which make one well-balanced Mr.Huang.  Evan has reached great success thus far and I hope he continues to soar because with his talent and determination, nothing can stop him.  To learn more about his career or see his amazing photography you may once again visit evanshuang.com and seriously give him a call for some great picture taking!

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Evan is Even Adept at Selfie-Taking

Week 11 – Activity – Do Your Own!

Week 11 allowed for a lot of freedom for our weekly activity as we could do anything we wanted.  Having so many options though was stressful.  There were lots of things I wanted to do but realized I just would not have the opportunity to.  So I used what I have in the time that I had and I like the results!  This weekend I had the pleasure of going to the “Odd Future” carnival (thanks to my better half) , which is a collection of rap artists putting on a show and carnival and having a grand time ( find out more here : http://www.campfloggnaw.com/ ! ). Anywho I decided to take a stab at photography because I have always loved taking pictures and editing them ( with what little photo knowledge I know).  I took quite a few pictures but as indicated in previous posts, my phone camera quality is not very good so I chose the best ones and edited them with an app titled Photo Grid and here they are! PS this app is available on android and ios platforms 🙂


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This picture was actually un-edited! I took this while we were waiting in a massive line to get into the venue.  My goal was to capture the sun and the mass in a way.  I felt the sun part came out great however I do not feel the mass amount of people can be felt in this picture.  Still I love how the sun peeks out so great in this picture! I figured I would edit it so that the sun came out sharp and everything else soft but it just did that on its own so I am pretty happy about that!  I feel like the top part of the picture with the sun feels completely separate from the bottom half of the picture.  I would love to know how I could make this picture feel more connected! Either way I am happy with the result, now on to picture two!

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This is a picture of the sign by the entrance to the skateboard featured as an attraction at the carnival.  It has the word golf because it is a common phrase tossed around by Tyler the Creator, a member of the rap collaborative group Odd Future, as well as other OF members.  I’d love to get into why ‘golf’ and talk about the group more but that is a blog for another day! At any rate, I wanted this picture to feel vintage so I messed with the contrast and brightness to help the colors of the picture stand out but for it all to feel very vague.  I also added a filter after tampering with contrast and brightness.  I like how the focus of the picture (to me) is the guy up front.  Totally was not my intention but hey it works! I also like the fade from dark to light, I feel it helps with the vintage look 🙂  I do not think this piece grabs you by the arm to pull you in but I do think it is pleasant to look at and what more can an amateur photographer ask for? And last but not least, we have my favorite picture:

PhotoGrid_1415600986395 The Orbiter

I would like to start out by pointing out that this ride was beyond scary.  I would also like to note that the weird image towards the center top that is multicolored and looks like water is just my camera.  I do not know how or why it does that it just does if the camera is pointed in the right angle with the sun, I do know this began though when I shattered the glass surrounding my camera lens…someone please explain this to me! Back to the picture though, I love the colors I really do.  I may or may not have gone crazy with the contrast.  I also made it a bit sharper, which is in part due to the intense colors.  I love how this picture stands out so much.  It reminds me of a younger time, maybe the era the movie “Grease” take place in.  In the original picture, the lettering looks like a dull grayish white.  Here though, the lettering is a bold shadow and I felt the change made the letters stand out more.  Over all though, I love the blues in the sky and on the attraction, I feel it just grabs your attention so well!  I really like how this picture came out and how I could make it even better! Perhaps this won’t be the last photography you will see of me!!