#Photography – The Red Carpet of the Carol Galvin Foundation’s #NYFW event #VisualsByAshleyJ

I had the pleasure of being apart of the press for The Carol Galvin Foundation’s fundraiser for New York’s Fashion Week.  Here are some of my favorite looks from the Red Carpet.

FEED THE HOOD COOKOUT

This past summer, on August 6th 2016, I helped my brother Carter throw his annual Feed The Hood cookout at Riverbank State Park in Harlem, NYC.

Every year Carter buys a ton of food and provides free food to anyone who is in which ever park he has the cookout. This past one, we took it a step further and included bookbags with school supplies for kids and free t-shirts for guests, along with various food selections and tasty treats.

Despite the weather (a whole 5 minutes of rain) we were prepared with a huge tent for guests to stand under while the short shower passed over. Once that was finished, we continued to feast and fellowship.

We will be throwing one this summer in 2017. The date we’re shooting for is the first Saturday in August. If you would like to help out in anyway, please feel free to contact me via comments or email (which can be found in the “Contact” section).

Here are some pictures from the event:

#TechTuesday – El Capitan gets it right with the Photos update. #OSX #ElCapitan

BLACKNDWITE

So I’ve updated to the new OS for Mac, El Capitan and I wanted to share my opinions on some of the new features.

In El Capitan, one of the applications I’ve started exploring is Photos. In Photos you’re able to use third-party tools to edit your photo or you can use the built in editing tools.

One of my favorite hobbies currently is photography and I’ve really become interested in the post-processing aspect of photography. So I was very happy when the application Photos had an option to edit the photos you import.

You can add filters, make adjustments to the color or even make your photo black and white like I did with mine, seen above. You can also remove spots and blemishes with their editing tools like you would with a program such as Adobe Photoshop.

It’s easy to share your photos using the share menu, placing your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or any other available site in the menu.

Everything is completely organized once you import so you can easily find the photo you are looking for. This is great for me because I usually just dump my photos in a folder and never really organize them unless I get completely overwhelmed.

I haven’t really gotten to it but I have heard that you can create the perfect prints and photo books through the Photos app. I’ll definitely be utilizing this soon as I have a bunch of projects in the works and will definitely find this useful.

Overall, I am impressed with the revamped Photos application. I used to have a problem finding my photos in the previous versions of the app and I think at one point it was completely removed.

I will review more of El Capitan in the upcoming weeks. If there are any parts of the Photos app that you want me to go in-depth on, please feel free to comment or contact me and I’ll try my best to answer any questions.