Since tomorrow’s discussion is about photography, it seemed an appropriate time to upload some photos from my recent trip to the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) annual conference that is wrapping up tomorrow in San Francisco. It was a really inspiring and energizing conference, the details of which I will save for another post. One highlight, however, was the Super Saturday workshop for the Educator’s Academy in which faculty members shared best practices of teaching PR.
That particular workshop was held off-site at some workshop facilities at a Kaiser Permanente hospital about 3 miles away from Union Square, and the hotels where the rest of the conference was happening. Anyway, it was a beautiful morning and I was feeling energetic so I walked the distance and snapped a few shots of San Francisco along my way.
The walk brought me back quite a few years to a time when I would spend my weekends walking around with camera in hand, snapping cityscapes. (Clearly this was BC – before children.) However, on this trip I was shooting with my iPhone, and while the photos are okay, they’re really not great. The major issue, technically, is how the phone/camera reads the light– which is not very subtly. Consequently, in some images you can really see the lighter areas completely blown out. The qualities of these images are adding a new digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera on my wish list (a girl can wish, right?). There is a pre-professional digital Nikon that I have my eyes set on that I may just have to splurge on one of these days.
Anyhow, here are some pictures of San Francisco, October 2012.
Church (unknown name)
Peace Tower, Japan Town
Green on green, self-portrait
Contemporary Jewish Museum, promotional signage
(l-r) Laura Hong & Cortney Ceccato representing the University of the Pacific chapter at PRSSA 2012
The deadline to register for the National Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Conference, which will be held in San Francisco, October 12 – 16, has been extended to Friday, September 21. I encourage all students to attend this valuable networking and educational event. Please see the national web site for more information or send me an email ifyou have some specific questions.
I am looking for a student with page layout / graphic design skills to work on a newsletter. Please send me an email ASAP if you’re interested and qualified. This would be a great piece to add to your growing portfolio of work!
Congratulations to Cortney Ceccato and Chelsea King for being elected as the new President and Vice-President of Pacific’s PRSSA Chapter! This is going to be a great year ahead and we’re all excited to welcome in our new executive Board, including Kinsey Eaton (Secretary) and Katelyn Albrecht (Treasurer).
I encourage all students interested in careers in communication generally, and public relations especially, to join Pacific’s PRSSA chapter. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the field and network with other students and professionals also interested in public relations.
We are beginning our strategic planning for this year, which includes identifying our fundraising goals and program events. As a chapter with many new members it’s a great time to get involved and help steer the future direction of Pacific’s Chapter. Our meetings are on Thursdays at 12’noon in the conference room in the Communication Building — everyone is welcome!
Another thing we’re excited about is that the PRSSA National Conference will be held in San Francisco this year. You can check out the program here. This is a wonderful event, loaded with opportunities to meet public relations students and professionals from across the country, as well as attend presentations from top leaders in the field. I highly encourage everyone to attend. The conference runs from from Friday, October 12 to Tuesday, October 16.