Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Softball: WKU vs. Belmont

Today I shot a softball game for the College Heights Herald and had an ok time. I had trouble shooting at the field because there were nets almost everywhere I tried to shoot. I think I did an ok just working around them but I want to try again. Tomorrow I'm shooting high school softball and some more lacrosse. I've really stared to like shooting sports this semester. Let me know what you think!

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Track and Field

Yesterday I shot WKU's Track and Field Invitational Tournament. I really wasn't enjoying it until the steeple chase. That was fun. All of my pictures are from that event because I wasn't really happy with anything else I shot. Tell me what you think!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Love

This week our story topic was "love." My story is on Bill Ferkler and Mildred Livesay. Both Bill and Mildred were married for 40 years and two months before both their spouses died of Cancer. Bill's daughter introduced him to Mildred and they started dating. They dated for 10 years before they were married three years ago.

Mildred is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system that inhibits the brain's ability to send and receive messages. Because of her MS Mildred needs constant assistance. She lives at the Bowling Green Retirement Village, but Bill lives in his own house. They only really see each other on weekends when Bill takes Mildred back to his home. Even though he is not with her constantly he is practically on call 24/7. If Mildred ever needed him during the week he would be there in a heart beat.

This is the first story in a long time where I really just enjoy being with the people. I think their story is important and I am going to continue shooting to develop it to where it needs to be. Here is Bill and Mildred's story so far.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Immigration

Last week our story topic was immigration. I shot Pastor Julius Ayeni of Living Springs church in Bowling Green. He is from Nigeria and his congregation consists of several African immigrants. I only ended up spending one day with Julius, but here is what I got.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Baseball

So, I've learned recently that baseball is really hard to shoot. I went to my first game on Friday and came back with nothing. Today I went out again because the light was great and I needed to shoot some pictures. I'm not very good at the action part so far but I really enjoy shooting more feature-y pictures. So here's what I got today. Let me know what you think and any advice you have for shooting baseball!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Photo A Day: Day 1

This week Will Yurman interviewed for a teaching position at WKU. He gave a presentation to the students and said that he has posted a photo a day to his Web site for the past few years. This is my attempt at that same project. I think it will help me to be more self-motivated and fall in love with pictures more and more. Check my Web site for daily updates!

I shot this while looking for an immigration story for my picture stories assignment. I went to Iglesia La Hermosa and sat in on a Spanish bible study for a bit. I didn't find a story, but it was an interesting experience to be the only English speaker in the room and not really know what any one was saying.

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