The portraits of Fall 2021

The second year of SAIT’s journalism program is an intensive one. Students in the photojournalism major are introduced to advanced concepts in everything from workflow to documentary video production to capturing publication-ready portraits on location.

This gallery features the portrait efforts of the photojournalism majors in the Fall 2021 semester. As you’ll see, the students rose to the occasion, shooting a superb collection of photos featuring well-lit subjects – including, at times, themselves – in a range of places in and around Calgary.

Patrick Yule poses for a portrait at the Woodcreek Community Association rink in Calgary on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Yule plays defence for The Lanche in the WinSport Hockey Canada League. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/SAIT)
Store supervisor Mackenzie Davis shows off navy and racing red sneakers at Vans in Market Mall in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Davis has worked at Vans for the past three years. (Photo by Ben Hames/SAIT)
Bree Vanderkuip, manager of Turn It Up! Records & Hi-Fi, poses for a portrait in her shop in Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Vanderkuip will be pursuing a diploma in business administration at SAIT in January. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/SAIT)
Hallie Martin poses in the Sunnyside neighbourhood of Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Martin is a Sunnyside resident and spends her free time walking around the neighbourhood exploring new places to visit. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/SAIT)
Lyndsie Norum poses in her living room with her daughter, Anna, in High River on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (Photo by Lillian McCallum/SAIT)
Phillip Elliott poses at his barber shop, Social Cut & Shave, in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. The shop recently celebrated their fifth anniversary. (Photo by Paola Hinojosa/SAIT)
Hallie Martin poses for a picture in her bedroom in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Martin is a second-year journalism student, majoring in photojournalism. (Photo by Lillian McCallum/SAIT)
Chloe Jo, a hair and makeup artist, poses at EnC Beauty Studio in Calgary on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Jo is a hair and makeup artist with 11 years of experience. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Photojournalism student Rory Carroll poses for a self-portrait within his home study area in Calgary on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Carroll has spent the last year doing almost all of his schoolwork from this basement location in his familyÕs house. (Photo by Rory Carroll/SAIT)
Brittany Wallace sits with Tito, her chihuahua, at the dog daycare and training facility Wallace founded in High River on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. The play area has moveable walls that can be configured based on the number of dogs onsite or for specific training goals, and the 4200 sq. ft. facility can handle about 30 dogs at a time. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/SAIT)
Dayanara Segura poses for a portrait at the Tokyo Street Market in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Segura is a server and has worked at Tokyo Street Market for three months. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/SAIT)
Catherine Fox poses for a portrait at Rotary Park in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Specializing in oncology, Fox is a nursing instructor at the University of Calgary, teaching undergraduate nursing students in both clinical and theory classes. (Photo by Jeremy Fox/SAIT)
Dave Wilhelm poses for a portrait at his home in southwest Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Wilhelm was a rhythm guitarist and singer in the R&B band Blue Rhino from 1996 to 2006. (Photo by Steven Wilhelm/SAIT)
Claire Gerein performs an arabesque en pointe on SAIT campus in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Gerein has been dancing for 17 dancing years. (Photo by Ben Hames/SAIT)
Lilly McCallum poses with guitar in her bedroom in Calgary on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. McCallum, a photojournalism student at SAIT, plays guitar in her free time. (Photo by Hallie Martin/SAIT)
Ima Moreno poses for a portrait in the kitchen of the Highwood Memorial Centre in High River on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Moreno, originally from Mexico, owns and operates a small business specializing in Oaxacan cuisine. He rents the centreÕs kitchen to prepare and cook products that he sells at farmersÕ markets, pop-up stands and retail outlets in High River and area. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/SAIT)
Sydney Zissos poses at Elite Martial Arts Academy in Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Zissos is a Muay Thai trainer who teaches at the facility. (Photo by Ethan Perrin/SAIT)
Teresa Grasby, an artist and the owner of the Grasby Art studio, poses for a portrait at her studio in Calgary on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Grasby is a third-generation Calgarian with a background in environmental science, and her artwork is inspired by plants and landscapes in Alberta. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Tanka M. Gautam, a security guard, poses for a portrait at New Horizon Mall near Calgary on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Gautam came to Canada in 2018 from Nepal and worked for Amazon before taking a position with security firm G4S in 2020. (Photo by Jungmin Ham/SAIT)
Natalie Matrai shows off a guitar and bass in Calgary on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. MatraiÕs sister plays the guitar while she play the bass. (Photo by Luis Machado/SAIT)
Robert Korotyszyn poses for a portrait at home in High River on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. Korotyszyn has been attending online classes at SAIT. (Photo by Robert Korotyszyn/SAIT)
Hallie Martin poses inside her kitchen in Calgary on Monday Nov. 8, 2021. Martin is a photojournalism student at SAIT. (Photo by Hallie Martin/SAIT)
Avneet Pandher poses for a portrait at Chinook Centre in Calgary on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. (Photo by Avneet Pandher/SAIT)
Barista Andres Saez laughs with a customer at The Roasterie in the Kensington area of Calgary on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. (Photo by Alejandro Melgar/SAIT)
Michael Villafranco poses for a portrait during an early winter snowfall in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Villafranco fears the days of long walks are coming to an end as winter commences. (Photo by Jessica Villafranco/SAIT)
Paola Hinojosa poses for a portrait on the steps of Heritage Hall at SAIT in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Hinojosa is a photojournalism major in the journalism program at SAIT. (Photo by Evan Lemay/SAIT)
Tanya Tate goes about her business at Fergus & Bix in the McKenzie Towne area of Calgary on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Tate is the locationÕs manager. (Photo by Alex Gaab/SAIT)
Joanne Perrin poses for a portrait in her garage at home in the Shawnessy area of Calgary on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (Photo by Ethan Perrin/SAIT)
Jesse Hayes poses at Calgary Climbing Centre Rocky Mountain on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. Hayes is an 18-year-old speed climber. (Photo by Hallie Martin/SAIT)
Jose Renzo Polintan poses outside his house in Calgary on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. (Photo by Reuben Polintan/SAIT)
Rocy Marr, an employee at Shredz, poses for a portrait at the skate shop in Cochrane on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (Photo by Bailey Seymour/SAIT)
Geomatics engineering technology student Thomas Foster takes a break from studying for final exams in his basement in Calgary on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Thomas is a first-year student and eagerly awaits winter break so he can relax after a hectic fall semester. (Photo by Rory Carroll/SAIT)
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