Over the Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 semesters, first-year journalism students at Mount Royal University produced many captivating photos for various assignments.
Sometimes darkness just needs a little red lipstick. Justine Smith models before the oncoming rain showers in Airdrie, Alta. on Sept. 26, 2018. Photo by Emily Marsten
This picture was taken in January at the animal shelter in Slave Lake, Alta. The intention was to capture human emotions in felines to mimic the photography style of cat photographer, Andrew Marttila. The lighting is all natural, as there was a big window right behind the photographer. This particular cat was initially curious of the camera lens until the sound of the shutter triggered this expression. Photo by Kourtnee Burnett
This photo was taken for a flame light assignment by using a slow shutter speed technique in a pitch black room. The flame was the main attraction in this picture, rather than a candle in a jar. It was difficult at first to catch the lighter being lit, but after a few tries holding a heavy camera with one hand and fire in the other was soon worth it. Photo by Sara Aldred
Self portrait taken by Saba Haghighi expressing one of her favorite hobbies, makeup, inspired by a popular Instagram influencer Abby Roberts. This was a very successful self-portrait assignment that took approximately one hour and was accomplished using the James Charles x Morphe eyeshadow pallet. Photo by Saba Haghighi
On Nov. 17, 2018, Nathan Alama posed for the photographer in a Marda loop public park under a see-through tarp to mimic the effect of gasping for air. This photograph was part of an assignment to produce an impactful photo (left). Photo by Jazmine Canfield
Alfie gazes into the mirror for a photograph that mimics the style of photographer Elliott Erwitt (right). Photo by Kate Mackenzie
- By Emily Marsten, Angela Lackey, Paige Bernardin, Dylan LeDuke, Emily Davis, Ethan Ward, Kourtnee Burnett, Quinn Button, Emmanuella Kondo, Tammie Samuel, Sara Aldred, Saba Haghighi, Ty Patterson, Jazmine Canfield and Kate Mackenzie