Harker Aquila

Harker journalism program hosts Summit High School journalists for photography class

Director of Journalism Ellen Austin explains the fundamentals of DSLR photography to visiting journalism students from Summit High School. The Summit students arrived during lunch and stayed through third period, where they participated in a photo scavenger hunt with Harker students.

by Arushi Saxena and Sara Yen

March 2, 2020

Encapsulating a fairy tale aura, a colorful gnome figurine stands out in defined focus in contrast to the blurrier leafy surroundings, an effect produced by bokeh, the out-of-focus result in photos using certain lenses. Students captured this mystical woodland scene in a joint scavenger hunt between...

Moments of London: A walk through my memories

The metal fossil of a dinosaur lined in rainbow flags stands outside a biology complex at Cambridge University. The university, the second oldest in England, is composed of 31 colleges, each containing 100 departments.

by Nicole Tian

June 18, 2019

Paddington Station After an unknown descent into the London Underground, I am met with streams of tourists converging like the river delta gathers at its mouth, all flowing out to unknown routes. I lug my suitcase through an unfamiliar labyrinth of staircases and finally stumble onto a train towards...

Harker journalism lands in London to attend photography course, report on street life

Eleven students traveled with director of journalism Ellen Austin to London for ten days of photography course and practice.

by Anna Vazhaeparambil and Esha Gohil

June 18, 2019

LONDON - Journalism students from Talon, Winged Post and Harker Aquila visited London from June 7 to June 18 for an opportunity to learn about and practice documentary photography while also meeting with professionals in the field. The trip was chaperoned by director of journalism program Ellen Austin,...

Freelance photojournalist speaks to Harker journalism

Freelance photographer Stephen Lam. Lam came to speak to journalism students today during second and third period, staying through lunch to answer students' questions about photojournalism and photography.

by Eric Fang, News Editor

May 21, 2019

Freelance photojournalist Stephen Lam visited Harker journalism today during period two and period three to speak about his path to becoming a professional photographer and to give advice for how student-journalists could improve their photo coverage. In his presentation to periods two and three, La...

Behind the scenes: Keeping up with student photographers

Cubs Mark Hu (9) and Catherine Feng (9), News Editor Eric Fang (11) and Global Columnist Michael Eng (10) review a photo with reporter Anna Vazhaeparambil (10). Throughout the lessons, returners and cubs helped each other improve their knowledge of the camera.

by Irina Malyugina, Photo Editor

December 3, 2018

This year, the news side of the journalism program altered the way newcomers are taught photography skills, adding more hands-on exercises and a couple of days dedicated exclusively to Humans of Harker portrait practice. Peer behind the scenes in how student journalists train. ...

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