Courier editor-in-chief swaps scrubs for news stories

It was time for the proposal. Everyone gathered around and the long-awaited moment finally came. He looked into her eyes, dropped down on one knee and said the four magic words: “Will you marry me?” Then—snap! Photojournalist Victoria Ivie captured the perfect moment when her cousin proposed to his current wife. It is like second nature for Ivie to always have a camera around, ready to shoot. She has always been into photography and everyone around her knows it too.

‘Adrenaline rush’ fuels Courier’s dynamic duo

James Membreno and Michael Watkins, photo editors for the Courier, began their two hour drive on a Wednesday afternoon. Membreno was feeling particularly nervous, which only worsened when he saw Watkins pull out a bulletproof vest upon reaching their destination. It probably did not help that Membreno’s expired passport later led to his temporary detainment by customs agents. For them, this was just another spur-of-the-moment adventure that they had decided to embark on. Their plan was to photograph the migrant caravan that had arrived in …

Photo student focuses her lens on Hollywood celebs

Sitting in the quad, a young lady looked through the content on her camera, observed her surroundings and stumbled upon a very unique shot that caught the attention of many students around campus. Students wondered with curiosity about her approach and interest with her camera. Emerson Lee Eoff, a 20 year old photographer from Bakersfield, has come to Pasadena City College (PCC) to pursue her passion in becoming a celebrity portrait photographer.

Courier Chat: Photography with Mike Watkins and James Membreno

This week, Sam and Grace talk to Courier photo editors Mike Watkins and James Membreno about what it’s like to take photos for the Courier and how to get into photography. Mike Watkins: watkins.courier@gmail.com watkins@twovivid.com twovivid.com James Membreno: membreno.courier@gmail.com Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: podcast.courier@gmail.com

Big L.A. Portrait, Small Affair

Don’t come to the Big L.A. Portrait Gallery under the impression that there will be swarms of people, booming music and too many art installations to see. This isn’t the event in which others’ fever about an artwork spreads and makes everyone feverish before they can even judge it themselves. This isn’t an event to meet people or be seen; it’s a chance to appreciate art while being in a state of relaxation—appreciation in a purer form.