The one thing I know about community news is that days can be super busy and exciting, while others are not jam packed with action. Sometimes, you don’t get the most exciting assignments all the time and that’s okay! However, I do have to better learn how to make these assignments interesting.
I was told to get photographs of Bayou Animal Services, but I did not realize it was just a photoshoot for the animals. It was tough to get variety of animals behind cages other than varying focal lengths. This is something I don’t think went as well as it could have. Here are the boring images that came from these cute creatures.
I was also assigned to get mugshots of the Texas City Commissioners. Thank goodness they got out of a meeting early, because I caught them right in the nick of time to get good photographs where they aren’t just sitting in a meeting. I did my best to make them as similar as possible, some are below.
Early Friday night football began for me last Thursday as I photographed a scrimmage. Unfortunately, I was late to the game and the players were only wearing their practice jerseys. I tried to focus on the key players, but did not do that well. I wasn’t following the action well, so that will definitely need to change for Friday night football.
After the scrimmage, I passed by a fire at the La Marque Wal-Mart and my inner journalist decided to stop. It was late, so I took photos and got information for a story. Although the photos weren’t great, I was proud that I actually wrote some copy!
Last Friday, I had to find dogs downtown, go to a politician’s meet and greet and shoot volleyball. Finding dogs was a nightmare and I only got one pretty bad frame, whereas the meet and greet was much more successful. I find that when I don’t have as much direction, I really don’t shoot as well. I need to boost my confidence and I think those shoots will be better. On the subject of volleyball, I finally got a tight shot with the ball in the frame! (woo)
Today; however, I made a vague assignment more interesting and creative by creating diptychs of two parks. The park board will be handing over control of Pocket Park 2 to the county. A few years ago, the park board handed over control of Pocket Park 3 to the county. The diptychs compare a few elements of the two parks. There are two below.
Overall it was a good week. I have the goal to catch more emotion and interaction. I think I’m missing that drastically.