This photo was taken after the Astros won the World Series. Hundreds of people lined up to get shirts from Academy. It was a fun sight to see.
November was a crazy month. I had so many great experiences and was able to talk to extremely interesting people all month long. It started with the infamous Lone Star Rally, the motorcycle rally that takes over the island. It was a lot of fun to shoot. Half a million people coming to the island would be intimidating if everyone wasn’t so nice. It’s so great to take photos of people who are just enjoying their lives. However, it is a challenge to be at such a huge event and to make sure you are properly covering it. I had to make sure I included a little of everything and had to work hard to make different visuals than my colleagues. Here are some of my favorites from the rally.
Football and volleyball have been finishing up this month and I have really improved on catching the action. I also found that catching reactions are just as important, especially for play off games.
One of my absolute favorite assignments I have done is covering adoptions for National Adoption Day. I felt so good after watching these precious children get adopted and absolutely everyone at the event was happy. It was really amazing. This was an easy event to get emotions.
I also decided to write a story on race relations at TAMUG. A student was threatened with racially-charged speech and there is currently an investigation to find the perpetrator. The incident has the entire university thinking about diversity, which is necessary when 2% of students are black. I have attached the link to the story and a portrait of the woman.
And finally I’m including photos from lighting ceremonies in the county. Christmas is a big deal down here with all the cities having their own light parade and ceremonies. I was able to attend a tree lighting and another celebration on the island. It is extremely difficult to find good lighting at these events, but it is not a place for flash. This made me work really hard to find good angles that weren’t too dark.