The forever student.

Posts by Ioannis Batsios

A local community service, El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services, contacted me to photograph their upcoming 5K run. It was my first time doing this kind of event so I didn’t know what to expect. Elizabeth, the director of operations, told me where to go to pick up good running shots near the halfway point, but by the time I got there, the first couple of people had already passed. That’s when I realized that the first person was going to cross the finish line in fifteen minutes from the start of the race. I had no idea Olympians would be running! So I had to hustle myself to the end of the race to get the main shots.

I took several thousand photos, edited them down to about two hundred. If you want to see them all, click the link for my website here. Below are some of my favorites from the shoot:

Polka Dots


Start photo

Thumbs up

01st Place (2)

Finish Line-6719

First 5K (4)


Yep, life-time long Lions fan here. When my friend went to Oakland University which was a mile away from the Pontiac Silverdome, he stayed in line overnight to get us front row seats to every game for four years, and they were great years with Barry Sanders as the running back. But this team…ugh. It’s getting difficult not to just give up on the NFL.

Lions fan Bring back Wayne Fontes!

I met someone during my last job and they had a Rubik’s cube on them. I noticed him solving it repeatedly so I asked him how he was doing it. He was nice enough to show me the tricks. Then my brother wanted to know how, but he lives ten hours away. So I decided to make a video for him. Before I did though, I went online and found a bunch of other videos about how to solve it. Most are poorly shot in low res and the ones that aren’t are too long. I even feel mine is too long, but even if I didn’t explain it, it takes me almost five minutes to solve it. So I think a ten minute video is acceptable.

Please keep in mind, even if you know the tricks, it’s difficult. It takes a lot of practice and patience. It took me two full days until I had it down. The guy that showed me told me it took him a whole week.


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