A study of FIRST Robotics Pit Photography. While at the FIRST robotics Michigan State Championship in mid April at Saginaw Valley State University I took some time in the pits to make single photographs of what I thought an iconic view of each pit. It was a bit of a photographic challenge not to shoot the same thing and to really look at what was unique in each pit. I simplified my challenge by only using my 85mm lens and then converting all the images to black and white.
A photographer friend of mine Trista has a Vintage Collector and Costume Wardrobe Stylist friend Alvita Lozano. Alvita asked Trista to model for her. We met in Ferndale where Rachal Parker did her hair and makeup. Alvita had a a couple locations she liked in Ferndale. We started at an alley just off Woodward and the other location was on Livernois near 8 Mile.
I attended my first FIRST Robotics Competition in Howell MI this weekend. What an event! It was held at Parker Middle School and was a very well run event.
Team RUSH made it through the qualifying rounds and ended up in 5th place. The team was chosen by the 2nd place team as part of the Blue Alliance for the finals. The Alliance performed very well and won their quarterfinals and semifinals in 2. The Blue Alliance met the Red Alliance in the finals and lost in 2. The Silver award was graciously accepted. Team RUSH also won the Industrial Design Award for the second time this year