A few career portraits

I was asked to take photograph a few career oriented portraits of our students for a set of departmental flyers. Each student would be highlighted in a flyer about the program along with a quote about what the program did for them. Below is a selection of some of the wonderful people I met.

This is Patricia who after her job in the retail industry was downsized during the economic downturn and decided to go back to school. She is now graduating from the electrical instrumentation program.

This is Erin who graduated a little while ago from the recording arts program. He freelances all over San Francisco and Oakland as well as goes on tours with various artist.
This is Vanessa who will be transferring to a university next semester. She is the first in her family to continue on for an advanced degree. She currently works as a police aid and is interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice.



This is James who has been welding all his life. He was taught by his friends and family but appreciates a formal education. Originally he enrolled in journalism but realized his true love is still welding.
Meet Tamralyn who never finished high school and was intimidated by physics, chemistry and algebra. Never the less she decided to go back to school and pursue a degree in Process Technology.



Chris is a fire academy graduate who feels confident in his career goal in becoming a fire fighter. He loves the teamwork and knowledge he gained while going through the program.

7 thoughts on “A few career portraits

  • May 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Excellent! Not only technically (great use of flash and exposure) but compositionally

  • May 28, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    That should have said compositionally as well.

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Excellent series showing students in the situations they hope to have a career in. Good use of flash that doesn’t call attention to itself, and coming from me that’s a high compliment. 😉

  • May 28, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Eloine, these are more of your top notch images. You do so great, especially environmental portraits. I really enjoy your work.

  • May 29, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Excellent use of flash, great highlighting of their career beginnings, and technically well done. Colors are wonderful.

  • May 29, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Great images Eloine, I really like your use of lighting.

  • May 29, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    These are all superb, Eloine. Beautiful images, interesting to view and it looks like you brought out the best of each model (student).

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