WY Tribune Eagle

We had the opportunity to visit and tour the Wyoming Tribune Eagle facility. Our goal was to take fascinating photos that captured the behind the scenes of making a newspaper. We met some of the journalists and the mechanics. We learned about their roles in producing the newspaper.

The journalists asked for our input on how to grab the attention of young people. We recommended that they make use of popular social medias like Snap Chat and Instagram. In our fast-paced lives we don’t want to sit down with a cup of coffee to read the paper. We want portable and easily accessible news.

Afterwards we ate lunch at the depot. This location is an important part of Cheyenne’s history. The railroad allowed Cheyenne’s population to grow in order to become a town.

These notes are from the desk of a busy journalist.
I like this photo because she looks genuinley happy.
The texture of the bricks in this picture capture the viewer’s attention.
In this picture the students are taking a break for lunch.
This bookshelf is in an office just next to the printing press.
This photo uses the rule of thirds nicely.
The elegant red chair contrasts the factory type environment.
This photo uses framing.
In this image we see another happy worker.
The box of donuts humanizes the workers.
A lot of the wiring throughout the printing press was exposed.
This board was splattered with ink.


Vedauwoo Photography Trip

On Wednesday we took pictures in an environment that is controlled by humans, today we took pictures in an atmosphere that has been sculpted by nature. Vedauwoo is gorgeous, my pictures don’t do it justice.

I had an excellent time climbing on the rocks and interacting with the world around me.

This image focuses on the unique texture of the caterpillar to draw the viewer’s attention.
There is contrast between the grey and green in this picture.
The position of the trees in this image adds depth to the photo.
The sun is behind the tree, this creates a sort of silhouette.
There’s definitely a focus on texture and depth here.
The trees in this image become a point of comparison for the mountain.
This image quite literally uses balance.
Texture is the center of attention in this image. The bark and the wood both have very distinct textures.
The crevice in this image is framed by the boulders on either side.
This close-up uses color and texture to hold the viewer’s eye.


The most important thing that I learned about photography today: “slow and steady wins the race.” When we take pictures it’s a good idea to work in slow motion, this gives us enough time to take care of all the small details. A picture is made up of little bits. If we can make the minor pieces work, then we’ll improve the overall quality of the photograph.

There is balance between the cigar and the hole. The deep black of the hole contrasts the trashcan’s light grey.
The lamp and window balance each other. The grain of the wood provides depth.
The spikes in this image lead the viewer’s eyes. The texture is visually engaging.
This picture uses an interesting angle. The pins of different heights provide depth.
This image uses framing to emphasize the ‘K.’ There is also an interesting texture.

The Journey Begins

I chose to apply for the University of Wyoming’s HSI (High School summer Institute) simply because I’ve heard wonderful things about it. I liked the idea of living on campus for a few weeks and taking interesting classes. Additionally, I thought that it sounded like a great opportunity to meet other academically inclined students from around the state.

While I’m here, I’d like to learn about a diverse array of viewpoints. I would like to understand the experiences of people outside of my little Cheyenne-bubble. I want become more appreciative of the rich and complex lives of the people around me.

Up to this point, my HSI experience has been pretty good. I like the people, the food, the seminars, and the folks in charge. I’m looking forward to going more in depth in the classes, and I love that there’s a rock climbing wall. Life’s good!


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