Archives for January 8, 2016

A closer look at 2015

Despite knowing when and where I’m going to be photographing at Missouri S&T, I still don’t always know exactly what I’m about to see. Research and planning can play a big part in executing a portrait, but capturing the unanticipated and authentic moments of a photo shoot are what truly make it special. Photographing Missouri S&T during 2015 continued to intrigue, inspire and challenge me as I embedded myself further into the Miner community.

Swimming

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Water fascinates me to photograph because it’s a shape shifter. Its ability to transform around objects, such as a swimmer’s head emerging for air, always makes me excited to see how it may enhance an already exciting scene.

70mm, 1/1250s, f/2.8, ISO 3200

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Diving In

Armaja LaRue-Hill likes to roller skate in her free time at The Zone in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Armaja LaRue-Hill likes to roller skate in her free time at The Zone in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Armaja LaRue-Hill says that if it weren’t for a crown and sash, she would still be the shy, introverted student she was in the fall of 2014 when she started classes at Missouri S&T. Back then, her introversion kept her from joining campus activities. Now a junior in computer science, LaRue-Hill can’t cross campus without stopping to chat with someone.

In her first semester, LaRue-Hill stepped out of her comfort zone and decided to participate in the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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Brand refresh mines the depths of Missouri S&T pride

More than a slogan or a tagline, "Miners Dig Deeper" defines the Missouri S&T personality while paying homage to our heritage.

More than a slogan or a tagline, “Miners Dig Deeper” defines the Missouri S&T personality while paying homage to our heritage.

Missouri University of Science and Technology is ringing in the New Year with the introduction of a refreshed brand identity to strengthen pride among all students, alumni, faculty and staff and more clearly define what it means to be a Missouri S&T Miner.

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