First Month at the Naples Daily News

Today marks the end of my fourth week working as a staff photographer with the Naples Daily News. In that time, I have been able to explore a fraction of this complex pocket of Southwest Florida. Some of my assignments have included coverage of Bill Clinton's visit to Immokalee, Donald Trump's visit to Sarasota, numerous luncheons, my first time rushing out to a house fire and Friday night football. Take a look at some of my favorite photos from this month. 

The Gulf Coast High School color guard marches with the band onto the field before the game against South Fort Myers on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Gulf Coast High School in North Naples. 

President Bill Clinton takes selfies with crowd members after speaking Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum in Immokalee as a part of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. 

Robert Kline with the North Collier fire department packs up after putting out a house fire on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Golden Gate Estates. The authorities were called after a neighbor noticed the fire. 

The Braden River Pirates watch their team from the side lines on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Gulf Coast High School in North Naples. Fridays between the Gulf Coast Sharks and the Braden River Pirates game was the first round of playoffs for class 7A.

Students get into position to rehearse their first dance, titled "Grown", on Monday, October 24, 2016 at Immokalee High School in Immokalee. This dance is meant to be a coming of age piece for the girls. 

Voters line up to cast an early ballot on Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Collier County Public Library Headquarters in North Naples. The headquarters is one of the most popular voting stations. 

VIP ticket holders take photographs outside of the venue during the Naples International Film Festival opening night gala on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Artis-Naples in North Naples. Guests enjoyed drinks and appetizers before watching the opening film, Alive and Kicking. 

Republican candidate Donald Trump speaks at Robarts Arena on the Sarasota fair grounds on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota was the first of six stops before election day. 

A crowd member holds a "Make America Great Again" hat up on a pole before hearing Republican candidate Donald Trump speak at Robarts Arena on the Sarasota fair grounds on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. 

The Salvation Army Kidz Choir line up before heading inside to sing at the Doing The Most Good Civic Luncheon for the Salvation Army on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton in North Naples. 

Ken Marchetti and Marsha Warniki share an intimate moment before the screening of Alive and Kicking during the Naples International Film Festival opening night gala on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Artis-Naples in North Naples. 

North Collier fire fighters work to pack up after putting out a house fire on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Golden Gate Estates. The authorities were called after a neighbor noticed the fire. 

President Bill Clinton speaks on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum in Immokalee as a part of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. 

Lauren Nossen, 7, cheers for her sister, Adrianne Schoellner, before the football game between Gulf Coast High School and South Fort Myers on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Gulf Coast High School in Golden Gate. Nossen's older sister plays trombone in the marching band.  

Naples resident Agnes Hall with the Grey Oaks Country Club chats with others sitting at her table during the "Hats in the Garden" fundraiser for the Naples Botanical Garden on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Naples. This year was the 13th Anniversary of Hats in the Garden and the theme was "The Faces of Naples". 

A protestor is escorted out of President Bill Clinton's speech after shouting and revealing a shirt that says "Bill Clinton is a rapist" Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Immokalee Pioneer Museum in Immokalee. 

 Martin Roddy, a volunteer sea turtle monitor, checks the time on his phone on Friday, October 31, 2016 at South Beach on Marco Island.  Roddy is one of the volunteers that checks this particular nest once every two hours. 

Martin Roddy, a volunteer sea turtle monitor, checks the time on his phone on Friday, October 31, 2016 at South Beach on Marco Island.  Roddy is one of the volunteers that checks this particular nest once every two hours. 

Richard Koff, the founder of the current affairs group, poses for a portrait outside on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Carlisle Naples in North Naples.The weekly group discusses anything from global politics to the daily news in Naples. Koff moderates the discussion - asking questions of the participants and sparking conversation. 

Cheerleaders file onto the field for pregame on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Gulf Coast High School in Golden Gate. 

 Chicago resident Madeline Hills, 11, shows off her custom made hat that reflects the theme of the event during the "Hats in the Garden" fundraiser for the Naples Botanical Garden on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Naples. This year was the 13th Anniversary of Hats in the Garden and the theme was "The Faces of Naples". 

Chicago resident Madeline Hills, 11, shows off her custom made hat that reflects the theme of the event during the "Hats in the Garden" fundraiser for the Naples Botanical Garden on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Naples. This year was the 13th Anniversary of Hats in the Garden and the theme was "The Faces of Naples". 

Ashley Singh looks inside the dressing room as her mother, Karen Singh, tries on a costume on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Masquerade & Balloons Galore in East Naples. 

Republican candidate Donald Trump holds up a mask of his face during his speech at Robarts Arena on the Sarasota fair grounds on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. 

Ticket holders line up outside of the Robarts Arena to hear Republican candidate Donald Trump speaks on the Sarasota fair grounds on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. 

A crowd member holds a women for Trump sign as Republican candidate Donald Trump speaks at Robarts Arena on the Sarasota fair grounds on Monday, November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida. 

Charli Podowski, a Naples resident, orders a drink during the "Hats in the Garden" fundraiser for the Naples Botanical Garden on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in Naples. This year was the 13th Anniversary of Hats in the Garden and the theme was "The Faces of Naples". 

Gulf Coast senior, Rocco Verrico, reacts after his team lost the playoff game on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Gulf Coast High School in North Naples. Fridays between the Gulf Coast Sharks and the Braden River Pirates game was the first round of playoffs for class 7a. 

The crowd stands for the national anthem before the game against South Fort Myers on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Gulf Coast High School in North Naples.