Wednesday, June 27, 2018

One year later

Around a year ago I left my job at the Midland Daily News, moved to Southern Indiana and started working at The Herald in Jasper. The Herald was one of those elusive internships that I wanted but never got, it wasn't a job I wanted to pass up. I definitely had nerves going in, not just because of the completely new work environment and co-workers, but the fear of failure. The fear of not living up to the expectations I was placing on myself. I wanted to grow exponentially and pretty much expected that I would. How could a photographer not grow when they are constantly working on stories as well as daily work? I think some aspects of my shooting improve and some aspects of story work got better but not as much as I originally hoped or previsualized. I'd like to say it's ok but ultimately it feels frustrating and not uncommon. I think this is something every photographer experiences and struggles with. We want to continue to grow and take better, more storytelling images but don't always meet those goals. So I hope this next year I will be a little bit kinder to myself and a smidge more realistic about what I can accomplish in a year. Here are some of my favorite pictures from my first year in Jasper, about half are photos from daily work and the other half are from stories I worked on. Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 11, 2018

May Favorites

The weather cleared up and quickly turned hot. School finished up so did most of the sports. I drove three and half hours to see some students rock climb and got to show some pretty incredible moms doing their thing.  Here are some of my favorites from the past month. Thanks for looking.