I left today a bit before sunset to get some shots for class of a bridge over the White River. The assignment was to shoot more photos with the lecture in mind. I enjoy some of the photos I got today, despite the snow in my shoes and wind on my face.
So, today I had to shoot an assignment for a non-journalism photography class, and an assignment for the Daily News. I learned two things: I don’t know what it means to turn in a photo without also turning in a caption and I’m very, very wired to take photos that are “useful” to the Ball State Daily News.
It’s completely okay to look out for your organization, but this line of thought led to my decline in shooting for my own enjoyment last semester. For awhile, it hindered me from shooting for fun, which happens to be the whole reason I got into photography in the first place.
This morning, I decided to have some fun. I got up at 6:30 a.m. to head out to McCulloch Park to shoot some photos I need for a photography assignment. I was hoping for the nice light and sky that comes with a party cloudy sunrise, as well as fog from the warm temperatures. Mother nature did not allow me these luxuries this morning. Though the sunset certainly delivered was I was looking for today, I was at work and missed it. I had dragged myself and my friend Lauren out at a ridiculous time for no reason. Oops.
After I took a nap, Lauren and I headed out again to interview and shoot photos of a Ball State student who runs a micro brewery out of his home. Back in photojournalism mode, I wrote down some of the process and was able to document the first part of a chilli-honey porter (a dark style of beer) the student was working on. Journalism takes me some interesting places! That’s for sure.
It’s been an interesting week here in Muncie, Indiana. We’ve gone from extreme cold to mild and rainy in a week. The main concern now for everyone is flooding. The snow is melting quickly causing very large puddles on campus, flooding the grass, and making lots of feet wet and miserable. The village is a street just off campus that contains, a bookstore, an ice cream shop, and six bars. I decided to take my camera with me when I went to turn in my visa application at the travel agency for the Olympics. Yay. I had spent most of the week indoors because the cold was miserable, so being out with my camera for the first time resulted in two hours of shooting and wandering around down by the village. I’ll be heading out tomorrow early to check out the flooding along the White River and shooting around. Here’s some images from my snow coverage and my first time in the sun after a week!