Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chase Nelson - Fall 2009 Photojournalism Photo Story

These were the photos I turned in for my final assignment in Photojournalism. We were required to find a subject and create a photo story over a two month period, shooting no less than 250 images, but turn in only 5-7 of the photos that we thought best told the story. We had to turn in all of the images we shot so our professor could determine how much effort we put into the project, but the 5-7 photos is what we were graded on, along with the captions and copy block that we created.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Photography Assignment 4

I couldn't find the edited versions of these photos that I turned in to my professor, but these are the originals of the two photos I turned in for my fourth photography assignment.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Photographic Design Elements

I didn't write this article at all. The text and photos were provided to me and I had to knock out the background of the two girls in the lower right side of the page and place it within the text, along with the team photo, to create a visually appealing design. This was all done in class for a quiz. The only reason my name is on the byline is because that's how the professor asked us to turn it in for a grade. I had a lot of fun with this and I'm looking forward to working with these concepts some more for our next project.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TOM'S Shoes Work

This is the flier I created to promote the DVD viewing TOM'S Shoes at CMU was putting on to raise awareness about the mission of TOMS Shoes. I think it turned out okay. I have signed up to do promotional stuff for the group for the rest of the year, so hopefully this will let me create some pretty nifty things that I can post on here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Final Movie Poster Design

This is what I turned in for my final draft on Tuesday. The prof actually ended up choosing it as one of his favorites! I'm so excited that he liked it! Check it out and tell me what you think!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Photography Assignment #3

Here are some of the photos I took from my "Event" assignment. They have yet to even be turned in to my professor so you get to see them first! The event was called "The National Save A Life Tour" - a high impact alcohol awareness program put on my Resident Life at Central Michigan University.

Photography Assignment #2

Here are some of my favorite photos from my second assignment. It was a two-part requirement of "candid" portraits and "posed" portraits. Because I made a personal promise to Jen that my professor would be the only one to see her photo, I am only posting the "candid" images I made. I will not got back on my work Jen!

Photography Assignment #1

Alright, I'm really excited for these next couple of posts! They are photographs I have recently taken for my media photography class. Please feel free to take a look at them and let me know what you think!

Changing the face of cancer

This next article means a lot to me! I hope you enjoy it!
- MeL

Published on Aug. 5, 2008 in the Antrim Review
(Archived version available at www.antrimreview.net)

By Melissa Lee

The American Cancer Society estimates that this year alone approximately 1.5 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. An estimated 51,000 of those will come from Michigan. In Antrim County between 2000 and 2004, approximately 158 people battled cancer.

State building codes not business friendly, business owners say

Published on July 1, 2008 in the Antrim Review
(Archived version available at www.antrimreview.net)

By Melissa Lee

BELLAIRE-Bellaire business owner Becky Folker spent a lot of time and money getting her new shop Sassy Sunflower up and running this spring, so when the Antrim County Building Department suddenly told her, at the last minute, that
she had to come up with more money to place a drinking fountain in the center of her shop, it really threw her for a loop.

Investigation continues into Gio's fire

Published on June 24, 2008 in the Antrim Review
(Archived version available at www.antrimreview.net)

By Melissa Lee

BELLAIRE - More than a week after Gio’s Trattoria Grille in Bellaire suffered a devastating fire that left little but ashes, questions remain as to what caused the fire.

Huge need spurs Breast Cancer Golf Tournament

Published on May 20, 2008 in the Antrim Review
(Archived version available at www.antrimreview.net)

By Melissa Lee

Currently there are over 400 women in Antrim County who qualify to get free mammograms through the Antrim County High Tea for Breast Cancer Prevention program, and co-founder Dee Lynch, of Bellaire, intends to make sure that every single one of those women gets one.

Council approves surveillance cameras

Published on July 8, 2008 in the Antrim Review
(Archived version (with error of Heidi Berden as author) available at www.antrimreview.net)

By Melissa Lee

In their regularly scheduled meeting last Wednesday, the Bellaire Village Council approved the purchase of surveillance cameras for both Richardi Park and downtown, despite the fact that Police Chief Brad Rowe was against the idea.

Bellaire graduate makes mark in Washington D.C.

Published on June 10, 2008 in the Antrim Review
(Archived version available at www.antrimreview.net)

By Melissa Lee

Many people only dream of getting to visit the White House and those who actually do make the journey are usually only allowed to admire it from behind a steel security barrier.

Branching Out

Hey there world wide web! I have yet to wholeheartedly embrace the serious world of blogging, but now that it's getting down to the wire in my job hunt, I figured now would be as good of a time as any to create a "professional" blog to put my "brand" out there and really start networking.