Category: Random Blogs

I had a great time at a special event for Aries Magazine. I am the Editor-in-Chief and also do event photography that Aries gets opportunities to attend. David Hexberg [Editoral Director] and Starr Stockman [Writer] including myself had a blast! We were able to meet a lot of great people and dance the night away. Did I mention there was a special guest? Yes! Raja who was the winner from the third season of RuPaul’s DragRace. It was a great honor that Brian Aranda with Vanity was able to get Aries in for a interview with Raja. She was down to earth and truly a sincere person. For the interview that Aries had with her check it out in the August issue at



About six months ago one of my friends tried getting me into the instagram phase. I posted maybe a few times and lost interest. Just a couple days ago I finally re-installed the app. I have only posted again a few images but was thinking this morning about how great this could be for a different point of view in my photography life. Sometimes there are those moments in life when you cannot get to your camera fast enough but your cell phone is right there in your hand. Easy access…before last semester ended my photography instructor challenged me to other projects called, “Back to the basics.” I thought this would be an interesting approach. I recently in the past couple months bought a Polaroid Instant camera and loved the fresh vintage look to the pictures once dry. So the challenge I am doing for myself is taking images with my cell phone and my new Polaroid. Here are a few of the images I have taken…


(my instagram user name is athinajstockmanphotography please follow for other images that will not be posted on my blog)


This was a shot taken not that long ago from my iPhone. Took a drive up to South Lake Tahoe to purchase some concert tickets for FUN. and Tegan and Sara when my sister and I came across this. It was beautiful and amazing to see. Shortly after there was a beautiful rainbow following us while driving. It did not last for long because the rain turned to snow but over the next two days from this photo we saw not only a double rainbow but a total of five all together. For ones who have never been to Nevada I highly recommend coming to the Northern part. It truly is spectacular!!!


My Home…Reno

My Home...Reno

This is an picture of Downtown Reno on 02/14/2013


The first image is of my Mom (Juanita). This was taken within the Japanese Tea Gardens at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. This was the first time to the Gardens for the both of us and we loved it! It was so beautiful and peaceful. I have  a few more images from the Garden but these two images are my favorite.

The second image is of my sister, my mother and my order number for our Jasmine tea. I love how the sunlight was that morning because it worked perfect for seeing through the paper for the double eight. Why I took the picture at a slant I do not know why but stuck out to me and cannot picture the image being straight. It adds character to the image.

Overall the Japanese Tea Gardens is an amazing place! This is a most do when one has some free time on their hands when in San Francisco. The best part is on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays if you arrive to the Gardens before 10:00 AM it is free admission. Even if you miss the free admission the price to get in is still reasonable for: Adults – $7.00 for non-residents and $5.00 for residents, Child (5-11) – $2.00 for non-residents and $1.50 for residents, Children four and under are free. For more information about the Japanese Gardens you can visit their site at




This is a vary interesting blog. The photography has warmth to the photographs and I can feel the passion of the artist within the images. I want to recognize this blog because it is helpful and refreshing to see what is out in the world. Just by caring a camera everywhere you go can bring awareness of what is being overlooked. Trust me you will not walk away empty handed. The images will be your treasures from your adventure that day. I believe this artist walked away with some fascinating images that remind me how interesting the world is and why I am studying as a photographer.

A través del Universo

This weekend I went on a group excursion with my program ISA to the cities of Seville and Cordoba. I loved them both! It was a blast to explore these amazing places and soak up the sunny warm weather. We spent two nights in Seville and saw the Palace and Cathedral, stuffed my face with my friends Jess and Caroline in the best little Italian restaurant, soaked in the city lights along the river, and walked around for hours. We spend Sunday in the windy streets of Cordoba, visiting La Mezquita (the biggest Mosque in the world) and admiring the pretty flower pots hanging off all the walls of the buildings. It was a wonderful weekend. I love the vibe that all of Andalusia has to offer.

View original post