Fashion photographer will speak to students

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Angela Ramos, owner and photographer of Raven Red Photography, holds one of her images displayed during Tobin Hill's "Art on the Hill"  Sept. 2011.  File photo

Angela Ramos, owner and photographer of Raven Red Photography, holds one of her images displayed during Tobin Hill’s “Art on the Hill” Sept. 2011. File photo

Angela Michelle to share advice and work with future photographers.

By Matthew Reyna

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Angela Michelle, owner of Raven Red Photography and former student of this college, will speak to students at 5:30 p.m. March 26 in Room 100 of Loftin Student Center.

Her presentation is the first in the photography program’s Photography Enrichment Series.

Michelle, who worked as a reporter for The Ranger in 2004, will discuss her work, provide samples and give a lighting demonstration.

“Taking classes at SAC helped give me the know-how, but working at The Ranger gave me the confidence I needed to photograph people,” Michelle said.

Michelle has owned Raven Red Photography since 2008 and previously worked as a freelance photographer.

Michelle specializes in portraits including fashion, bridal engagements, weddings and maternity shoots.

“I want to bring fashion to everyday people,” Michelle said. “Models shouldn’t get to have all the fun.”

Michelle said she also wanted to show photographers that they do not need the latest and greatest equipment to produce quality work.

Some people want to go out and buy the best camera they can. Instead, they should be learning how to use their own camera the best they can, Michelle said.

Michelle mentioned simple alternatives to expensive lighting materials such as using cardboard to direct lighting.

Mark Magavern, photography lab tech who is directing the Photography Enrichment Series, said the presentation should last about an hour.

“It’s helpful for (photography) students because it goes beyond what they are learning in class,” Magavern said.

For more information on the series, contact the photography program at 210-486-1766.

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