Snap Happy Frames Future

The club ends spring semester with their first published magazine

By Alora Ferrara
On April 14, 2016

   ASU’s Snap Happy Photography Club President Adrianna Ibarra bids a positive farewell to the club with the publishing of their first photo magazine.
Snap Happy is a club that focuses on teaching effective methods of photography, stimulating creative and experimental techniques for photography and creating and capturing a sense of family within the community.  “I was really into photography and so I took my first black and white class awhile back and I thought it was the neatest thing,” Ibarra said.  “So, I said why not just start a club about it? After a lot of grueling paper work, so began my club.”
    Throughout the years the Snap Happy club evolved from just being a bunch of students talking about photos to actually doing things for the campus, like taking photos of events and being requested to photograph people, Ibarra said.“Snap Happy turned more into a class,” Ibarra said. “Not really an official class, but I would teach students how to take good photos, how to edit and then it became more about the members before anything else and being able to provide them with the proper tools to really make it in this field and in life.” 
   Ibarra said she hopes the Snap Happy magazine, which was published on April 8, will help students to remember and cherish these important values and remember the friendships, memories and laughs experiences throughout their time here.  “Our time here isn’t very long,” Adrianna Ibarra said. “So It’s nice to have something physical that you can look at so you can say ‘I was there. I did that, I was a part of the ASU team.’” “Time tends to fly by in college,” junior Ben Ross said. “Sometimes you feel like you can remember every person and every event throughout the years, but days start to blend together. Pictures are the best remedy for forgotten memories.”
   Snap Happy began in 2013 and the club will continue to live on, Adrianna said, even after her graduation this year. “I’m currently training the next president, Chris Walton,” Ibarra said. “I know Snap Happy will be left in very capable hands because he knows what to do and has a very strong presence. I know he can do it.” Snap Happy is more than just a club, Ibarra said. It’s more of a family community that creates an encouraging environment, which produces a strong bond of support, inspiration and motivation. “Sometimes within the photography world and even just within everyday life, things can become so competitive,” Ibarra said. “So it’s important to help and remind students that a little camaraderie and a pat on the back can go a long way.” 
   Ibarra said she hopes the Snap Happy magazine will help students to remember and cherish these important values and remember the friendships, memories and laughs experiences. “I wanted the magazine to really capture the memory of the graduating members, the members and I wanted the quotes and imagery to illustrate the meaning the club had to me,” Ibarra said. “So I wanted the end quote on the magazine to sum that up. It reads, ‘Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important. Cut from the good times. Develop from the negatives. And if things don’t work out, take another shot.’

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