Start of Sophomore Year

I'm back in the swing of things at Ohio University!  I've been here for about five weeks now and have officially settled into campus living again.   

I decided I would start to blog about my experiences starting out as a photojournalist as well as share my images on my journey into the profession.  I will post updates every week about assignments for my classes, The Post (an on campus publication), and my own adventures.  I'm not only documenting my life to share with the general public, but also for myself to, someday, look back and reflect on my own experiences.  

So where to start... Because I'm beginning this blog so far into the school year, I have a lot to catch up on for my first post.  We've had four assignments thus far in my photojournalism class and I've already been able to make noticeable improvements in my own work.  We photographed people of Court Street, captured emotion, searched for peak sports action, and covered an event.  Whew, that's already so much!  

Last year, for The Post, I was not as active as I would like to have been.  See, for me, coming to a university where I barely knew any students was intimidating enough and I found it so incredibly difficult to break out of my shell and talk to people for stories.  This year, however, with the practice I've had from the summer, free-lancing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, I've been incredibly eager to take assignments and get my photos out there for people to see. 

To wrap up this post, I'd like to leave you with some goals that I've set for myself for the semester: 

1. Keep shooting. - No matter where I am, I will always have my camera and make every moment of my life an opportunity to create something.  

2. Be observant. - Because I will always have my camera, I should be constantly looking for those photographs to build my portfolio. 

3. Have fun. - I love this profession already, and if I'm always stressed out over finding photos, I won't be able to enjoy what I'm doing.   

Until next time!