Thursday, March 27, 2008

Belhaven College, Jackson, MS - Day Two

Well once again, I am suffering from INSOMNIA... About an hour ago we received a "robocall" from Delta saying our flight out of Jackson, MS was cancelled and we were put on a later flight (not due to leave Jackson until 3:55 PM tomorrow, OUCH, Not gonna work)

Well fast forward about a half hour (on hold), we were able to secure a flight out of nearby Meridian, MS (92 miles away) for 6:00 am!!! That's right 92 miles away and a 6:00 am flight.. MUST BE ON THE ROAD BY 3:30 to make it ontime..

Back to the insomnia, this thing is going to be timestamped somewhere around midnight, central time..

Well anyway here are some from Beautiful Belhaven College in Jackson, MS....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Belhaven College, Jackson, MS - Day One

Here's a bunch from our first day at Lovely, Little Belhaven College in Jackson, MS. I've never been to Mississippi, and I have to admit, I was PLEASANTLY surprised. Belhaven is nestled in a great little neighborhood with a bunch of charm.

One more day in Jackson, and then home for the weekend and off to Florida again, all next week.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Red River College - Winnipeg, MB - Day Two

Here's a bunch from our second day from Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

I think I am suffering from Insomnia, it's 1:45 local time, here in Winnipeg and I am wide awake, not good when we have to be at the airport in 3 hours.

Great people up here in Winnipeg, Eh!!!

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Monday, March 17, 2008

Red River College - Winnipeg, MB - Day One


Well, the spring semester busy season is off to a great start, minus the travel woes. After an extremely busy fall semester of travel with NO delays or travel mishaps, the Spring 2008 semester has started off a bit rocky. After getting detained in Canadian Immigration for a tense hour (Canadian Customs cam real close to sending us home) and a mechanical in Toronto we finally arrived in Winnipeg four and half hours before our first day of work at Red River College. So after a quick nap and shower, we arrived on campus for a wonderful day of shooting. One more day at Red River College and back home for a few days and then to Mississippi next week.

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"Fat Envelope Frenzy" - A Must Read



Joie Jager-Hyman, a former Assistant Director of Admissions at Dartmouth and current Doctoral Candidate at Harvard, has released Fat Envelope Frenzyjust in time for the busy Admissions season. Jager-Hyman who also blogs at Crucial Minutia chronicled the lives of five High School students from different backgrounds with the same goal in mind: Admission into The Ivy League.

Jager-Hyman does a great job in telling these kids stories. I picked the book up Friday in anticipation of our Sunday flight to Winnipeg.. I started reading on the plane in Hartford and didn't put it down until it was finished. I thoroughly enjoyed this easy read, and ended up wanting to know more about all these kids..

Friday, March 07, 2008

Back To the Real World




After spending the last couple days on location in Miami, yesterday was back to the real world as we had a shoot in Manhattan at Metropolitan College of New York.

We left West Palm Beach, FL yesterday morning at 9:30, flew to Newburgh, NY, arrived at 12:30 and were on location in Manhattan seventy miles away at 2:00 pm. We managed to squeeze in our fifth or sixth greasy fast-food meal of the week on the ride to SOHO.

This is nothing against Metropolitan College but, there are very few places like the University of Miami, especially in the winter time.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

University of Miami - Day Two






Here's a handful from our second day at the University of Miami. These are all from the basketball game against Boston College. Miami not a traditional Basketball powerhouse is having a great year and should land themselves a place in the Big Dance.

Tonight's assignment had nothing to do with what was going on on the court, but everything to do with what was going on off the court in what is known as simply "The Beach"

Well another fun and extremely productive shoot this year at "The U" has ended, hopefully they'll ask us back again next year.

Off to New York in the morning..

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

University of Miami - Day One


Tuesday morning we found ourselves at a very familiar place, The Plush Campus of The University of Miami.. This is our fourth consecutive year of having the horrible task of capturing the beauty of this "resort like" campus. The place is just plain gorgeous.

Here's the tough part, having been here year after year, we have built an extensive image library for UM to pick from, therefore this year focusing on a few specifics that they may be lacking in. So it makes it a bit tougher, as I am reined in to focus on specifics.. It was still a wonderful day of shooting, today's focus was capturing the BEAUTY of the place, and let me tell you, that wasn't so hard.. The hard part was passing up tons and tons of bread and butter student life shots.. Tomorrow is much of the same with a focus on capturing life after FIVE.. This should be fun, as we have full access to shoot the Men's basketball game in the Student Section known as "The Beach"

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