The Orion

Fall photo walk teaches aspiring photographers new skills

Jessica Barlett and Jason Halley 
are very fun awesome Chico State Photographers. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Danielle Kessler

November 12, 2019

The university photographers put together a free event for the public to improve their photo-taking abilities and to learn some techniques from the people who do it every day for departments all across campus. This Fall photo walk was a way for fellow photographers to come together and learn more ab...

A snapshot into the life of a photographer

Draper smirks for self portrait.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Draper

Caitlyn Young

September 8, 2017 Chico State alumnus Aaron Draper talks about his journey through life before coming back to teach photography at Chico State. As a professional photographer, he is well-known for his project, Underexposed: a series of beautiful photographs...

Collaborative exhibit ‘Wide Open Spaces’ turns heads

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Anisha Brady

October 14, 2016

Chico State is the home to a newly curated exhibit at the Janet Turner Museum. It showcases and intertwines Janet Turner’s one of a kind prints with photography by the university’s advanced photography students.   The exhibit "Wide Open Spaces" is unique in the way that it presents art solely inspired by nature found in the Chi...

Humans of Chico State

Senior media arts major, Brandon Realmonte, shares his experiences with school and the importance of creativity. Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Franky Renteria

September 29, 2016

"I've never been interested in school. Mostly because I've always felt like I wasn't meant for the classes that I was forced to take. I used to sit in the back of my classrooms in high school making beats on my laptop. I ended with a 2.6 GPA, simply for the fact that it allowed me to play sports. I ...

Student finds passion for photography

Vicente Fuentes, senior marketing major, has developed a passion for photography. Photo credit: Floritzel Salvador

Floritzel Salvador

March 2, 2016

Meet Vicente Fuentes, senior marketing major, recently returned from a semester abroad in Viterbo, Italy. The 23-year-old was born in Colima, Mexico. At the age of 8, he came to the United States. At an early age, Fuentes developed an interest for the arts. What started off as a doodle later developed...

365Chico photo project highlights individuals of Chico

Two Chico locals pose for the 365Chico photo project. Photo courtesy: Sesar Sanchez

January 20, 2016

With the beginning of a new year comes countless goals, resolutions and commitments. For Sesar Sanchez, 2016 will be a year full of photography. The 35-year-old Chico State graduate has committed to photographing and highlighting one Chico local every day of 2016. Tell me a little bit about your pr...

Senior rock climber reaches new heights

Tim Whitaker, senior computer science major, boulder climbs in the outdoors. Photo courtesy Tim Whitaker.

Stephanie Schmieding

December 12, 2014

The clouds grew dark and the wind picked up as Tim Whitaker continued his perilous climb to the summit of Mount Conness, a prominent peak in the Sierra Nevada range. Shivering from head to toe, he reached the last steep section of the climb, only to be engulfed by clouds and 70 mph winds, a moment h...

Visual media outweighs reading & writing

Kevin Crittenden

April 28, 2014

As storytellers we spin tales about ourselves, each other and the world one way or another. We’re made of stories. It makes sense that the tools we use to capture these bundles of thoughts will have some lasting imprint on their shape and form.Twenty-first century culture is saturated with information ...

Local photography on display at downtown cafe

Kyle Burns works to invoke emotions through his photographs.Photo credit: Frances Mansour

Sarah Scharf

February 16, 2014

The Naked Lounge in downtown Chico regularly features the work of local artists and this month a new series, called "Vulturus," by local photographer Kyle Burns can be viewed there. The Naked Lounge hosted a reception on Saturday night to introduce the new series, with the photos on display and a performance by the local band...

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