Photographic Conceptualizations of Jarrad Henderson

Posts tagged “Zeta Phi Beta

Meet Chanecka & Ana

Chanecka and Ana have been best friends since coming to college in 2008. Although they both have grown up on different sides of the States, fate lead them to Columbia, Mo. where they both are undergraduates at Stephens College. With little activity for Black women on campus, Chanecka and Ana both found sisterhood in Black Greek Life (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. respectively). This upcoming story will focus on the relationship between best friends, their collective vision as aspirants of BGLOs, and their struggle to create a safe place for women of color on their campus through their development of a new campus organization: B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.  Yes, I have been working on this folks! Gotta finish this Master’s degree! I’ll post more updates as I get them. 🙂

Advanced Techniques: Single Flash


I’m a spoiled brat.  I’ve used available light for everything.  I took 169 images and only had 5 that I even considered being assignment worthy.  Single Flash was extremely challenging.  The first challenge was holding the flash in such a way that would show up well on camera.  I thought it would quite easy to point and shoot the light, but it was the exact opposite.  The first time I was using flash, I thought my calculations were correct and my image ended up being extremely overexposed.  After learning the settings and playing with TTL (also known as ‘try tougher…looser’) I found that most of my images were really lucky.  I need to continue to shoot to really get a grasp on flash.  Take a look at my first and second attempts of direct and bounce flash.  Let me know if you like!

ΖΦΒ: Such…I mean, Sooo Sweet Sisters


The wonderful women of Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority Inc. allowed me to follow the Neos of Winter 2008 during the days that led up to their probate.  Below this post you will find a similar photo project I did with the Deltas at MU, but unlike the wonderful Delta event I knew this event was going to happen a few days in advance which made me jump out my seat at the possibility of going deeper into the preparation process.