Photos: SAIT students tackle Calgary Stampede Midway

Jimmy, one of the members of Acroduck, is performing his acrobatic basketball skills at Calgary Stampede, Monday, July 8, 2019. (Photo by Seon Yang/SAIT)

One of the things we try to do at LiveWire Calgary is provide an opportunity for the less experienced and learning journalist to get published and have access to additional learning opportunities.

My longtime colleague and friend, photographer Candice Ward, and I, both teach part time at SAIT for their spring intake of journalism program students.

Candice teaches photography and she challenged students to hit the Calgary Stampede Midway to capture some images from the grounds – and the top photos would be published here on the LiveWire Calgary platform.

Here’s what some of the students came up with – enjoy their work!

Jimmy, one of the members of Acroduck, is performing his acrobatic basketball skills at Calgary Stampede, Monday, July 8, 2019. (Photo by Seon Yang/SAIT)

Seon Yang captured this slam-dunk moment on the Calgary Stampede Midway. It’s was good enough to show you another.

G-boy, one of the members of Acroduck, is performing his acrobatic basketball skills at Calgary Stampede, Monday, July 8, 2019. (Photo by Seon Yang/SAIT)

Next up (below) is the high-flying motocross bikers catapulting themselves high in the air. Kaley Ramage captured a really hot… shot.

Monster Energy bikers flying high in the sky at the Stampede grounds on Monday, July 8 2019. This trick was a crowd favourite. (Photo by Kaley Ramage/SAIT)

Games and rides are a popular item for photographers to shoot on the Calgary Stampede Midway. Here’s a handful of shots captured by the budding SAIT journalists.

Calgarians are enjoying to play street games in Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 7, 2019. (Photo by Minyeong Jo/SAIT)
Stampede goers race down the Stranger Things slide at the Calgary Stampede on Monday, July 8, 2019. (Photo by Jordyn Slominsky/SAIT)
Melissa Cameron enjoying her second time in Calgary Stampede riding the Polar Express ride on July 8, 2019. Even though Cameron enjoyed the ride, she felt a little nauseous after but she said it was worth it.  (ELAF HASSAN / SAIT)

Activities for the kids and some good old Stampede showmanship are also great items to photograph. Here’s our final two shots from this crop of SAIT student photos.

Mathew Prat has been working at the Calgary Stampede for a couple years now, but the way he works a lasso, you’d think he’d been here for years. (Orianna Mordecai / SAIT)
This youngster had the finishing touches put on her beautiful face paint creation. There’s a lot of kids to do at this year’s Calgary Stampede. (Kori-Anne Clark / SAIT)
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