Month: December 2013

Looking Forward

A firefighter works to put out the blaze on the corner of 119th Street and Sheridan Ave. in Whiting, Ind., Sunday, January 20, 2013. The blaze was fought by fire crews from Whiting, Hammond and East Chicago for more than four hours. Apartments and a dress shop were destroyed, but no one was injured.

A firefighter works to put out the blaze on the corner of 119th Street and Sheridan Ave. in Whiting, Ind., Sunday, January 20, 2013. The blaze was fought by fire crews from Whiting, Hammond and East Chicago for more than four hours. Apartments and a dress shop were destroyed, but no one was injured.

When I started sorting through my photos for 2013 to choose my favorites, I was really concerned that I didn’t shoot anywhere near as much as I should have this year. I was correct! I am not happy with how little I shot this year. Despite being really disappointed with myself, I’ve got a fire under me to shoot more in 2014. I intend to shoot just for myself more often, and get back into shooting for the Daily News. After spending a few weeks at home, I’m ready to get back to work! When I get back, I will be taking the position of multimedia editor at the Ball State Daily News. It’s such an honor to be hired into this position, and I can’t wait to give it all I’ve got! I’m also going to be heading to the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with BSU at the Games to shoot still photography. I’m already so proud of my team, and I know that we’re all going to come back with really strong work. With amazing opportunities ahead of me, I’m going to blow 2014 out of the water. Here are my favorite photos from this year.

I hate dragonflys. They're too big and noisy and all around creepy. This guy was really pretty and detailed, so I couldn't pass up the photo opportunity when he landed a few feet from me.

I hate dragonflys. They’re too big and noisy and all around creepy. This guy was really pretty and detailed, so I couldn’t pass up the photo opportunity when he landed a few feet from me.

Officer R. Trissel tells students how they are allowed to leave after the report of an armed assailant Nov. 15 at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Ball State University in Muncie Ind., November 10, 2013. No gunman was found, and no one was injured.

Officer R. Trissel tells students how they are allowed to leave after the report of an armed assailant Nov. 15 at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Ball State University in Muncie Ind., November 10, 2013. No gunman was found, and no one was injured.

A car drives through the rain on E. Riggin Road during a thunderstorm warning in Muncie, Ind. Sunday, November 17, 2013.

A car drives through the rain on E. Riggin Road during a thunderstorm warning in Muncie, Ind. Sunday, November 17, 2013.

A man walks his dog near the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. Two statues at either end of the bridge represent progress in transportation.

A man walks his dog near the Hope Memorial Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio. Two statues at either end of the bridge represent progress in transportation.

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