Friday, March 18, 2016

Missouri State Basketball Championship

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Another week, another opportunity. This time I was able to shoot state basketball for a couple of newspapers. As I've said before, I'm not a huge sports fan and it's not really a passion of mine to photograph it, but it does lend itself to fun explorations photographic.

I don't feel like I did a good job of really getting something different this time out. I got sucked into getting good action shots and just fulfilling the papers' needs. I tried to get some better crowd stuff but couldn't quite figure it out. I kept looking around for stuff outside the action but things didn't seem to click this time.

Excited for more opportunities like this down the road. The more you shoot it, the more you're able to explore it and see it differently.

Thanks for giving it a look!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Precious Moments Chapel: The Assignment That Wasn't

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Sometimes things don't pan out. That's what happened with this assignment. That being said, I got to go to a place I'd never otherwise go.

On that note, never visit the Precious Moments Chapel during the early spring before there's signs of life — child angel statues + leafless trees is unbelievably creepy.

I also took this strange assignment as an opportunity to test out my iPhone6s' camera capabilities, seems as that was the major reason I switched over to the iPhone after holding out for so long. There's a few of those shots mixed in this edit. It performed well, and it was nice feeling as if I had a second camera without all the additional weight of another body. Thanks for looking.

Sorry for the nightmares.