Junior photography student Monica Suárez shot a class project for the lighting 1 class taught by Eric Swanson. The assignment was to take a photo from the internet and recreate it. Suárez picked a tough photo using messy baby powder and a model for the project. She has always challenged herself photographically. “Don’t take homework as homework, take it as an opportunity to build your portfolio,”Suárez said.
Also on set was Suárez’ model, film major Ekaternia Ignatova, and her assistant, Studio arts major Abdiel Beltran. “It’s fun but I hate Monica for this,” Ignatova said. “I’m covered in baby powder and I have class in 30 minutes.” Beltran said he also had a good experience, and that it was his first time in the photo studio.