Thursday, January 30, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Feature hunting

Since Thanksgiving the newsroom has been somewhat quiet and I've found myself feature hunting at least once a day. Being fairly new to the area it feels daunting and exciting at the same. Yesterday while dropping off a book I saw this guy asleep outside. Sometimes finding a feature just means having your camera on you at all times or times it means searching the area and going out and talking with people.

I think when I get busy working to complete all my daily assignments and trying to chip away at the special edition the newsroom is publishing in less than a month I forget how nice a simple feature is. It's real a palette cleanser and gives you the freedom to shoot where ever you desire because the photo is simple there to stand by itself. For anyone that does struggle with feature hunting I recommend The Great Picture Hunt 2 by Dave LaBelle.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

My first Mardi Gras

I'm from the northern half of the country. Mardi Gras has never been a big party of my life. The closer the season approaches the more I realize that these parades, balls, and costumes are an all consuming passion for most Southerners. Next ball I think I'll have a better idea of what I need to look for rather than viewing the spectacle as prom 2.0.