The Magic of Mentoring Carebreak

These images are from a recent project garnering photographers from the Pittsburgh area to document the triumphs of the volunteers placed by The Mentoring Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania. The partnership helps match volunteers to 134 local agencies that serve children. The images will be used to highlight the the volunteers service during Magic of Mentoring Event October 29, 2009.

Magic of Mentoring
I was partnered with Nick and his friend and volunteer Jordan Spindler. I accompanied the two on an outing to the playground.

Magic of Mentoring
The two have a great relationship, as Jordan has been a volunteer with Nick for several years.

Magic of Mentoring
Nick and Jordan have a meaningful connection and it was my privilege to capture these moments.

The World at Our Door: Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson

The World at Our Door:  Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson

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Sylvia Ehler, Education Coordinator for the Silver Eye Center of Photography, speaks to Point Park University photography students about the Silver Eye Center for Photography’s current exhibition The World at Our Door featuring the work of locally based National Geographic photographers Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson. The exhibition features 50 images and runs through January 2, 2010.

The World at Our Door:  Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson

In addition I will be hosting this event:

Gallery Talk: Photo-Journalism and Today’s Culture
Saturday, October 17, 2:00 p.m.
Christopher Rolinson, Assistant Professor of Photojournalism at Point Park University discusses the role of photo-journalism in today’s digital world.
Admission free.

For more information visit the Silver Eye website

Andrei Pidkivka

Last Friday I covered an ethnic flute performance by Andrei Pidkivka at the Father Ryan Arts center in McKees Rocks.

I compiled this piece using natural sound collected at the event. One challenge in this regard is to eliminate the sound of the camera shutter. This means each segment of the video must be well thought out and organized before photography begins. Portions of the show dedicated need to be dedicated to each medium collected or the sound must otherwise diminished through the use of a camera muffler. Seems to me an added feature to digital SLR’s should be a shutter silence feature.