During my last semester at school I took a class called "Power of the Portrait" taught by the amazingly talented and wonderful all-around person, Tim Meyer. In this class we were taught how to shape light and also pose our subjects to make interesting and unique portraits. 

Being in the Visual Journalism program, we were not really taught how to use the studio for portraits so this was such a great opportunity for me as a photographer. I learned so many things about different lighting equipment and how to create a certain look and feel to my images. 

Here are some images of my friend Ross Thayer from that last semester at school.