Fashion For A Few Minutes

When I first moved into the house I've been living in since August, I noticed this blue house down the street. And every time I've driven by it, I've wanted to do a fashion shoot in front of it with the school's 4x5 camera.

So today, the day that gear was due back (and the only day that I had time), I gave it a shot. I shot my PJ friend Alyssa Orr. I was extremely unprepared and apparently I bought the wrong expensive 4x5 polaroid film, which I've had since February, which was extremely disappointing. So I had to shoot through the back of the camera with my digital.

We also had to cut it really short, since the guy who lives in the bright blue house got really mad that we were on the public sidewalk in front of his house and started causing a wasn't worth it.

The cops also drove by six times. I just don't understand why people hate photographers. I just wanted some pictures of my pretty friend in front of the pretty blue house before I graduate on Saturday.

Derby 2011

I went to Derby with some friends but couldn't leave my camera behind. I wasn't serious about shooting, but I didn't exactly shoot from the hip either. Mostly just for fun though.

I Love Cows.

I'm doing a project on the decline of the dairy industry in Kentucky for my final photo project before I graduate. Here's a picture I shot last week.

An Oldie

This is a picture I shot a couple of years ago of one of my favorite families. This is Jimmy, and his granddaughter, Pammy. An oldie, but one of my favorites.

More Basketball and a Concert

I shot with a lens baby for the first time at a basketball game. It was a LOT of fun! Here's my favorite picture:

And then The Band Perry came to Western for a benefit concert! I love them. I got to shoot it, and it was great.

Men's Basketball

It's been a while since I've posted.

I shot a men's basketball game last night. I was a little worried that I'd be a bit rusty considering I haven't shot basketball in over a year, but I got a couple of pictures that I really like.

Fall 2010

I haven't posted in a here are a few from Western's Homecoming football game and the Brantley Gilbert and Josh Turner Homecoming Concert.

Week 7

Today was a slow week, and I didn't shoot many pictures that I liked. So I'm just going to share one. I had to shoot my first vigil last night, and I think it was the hardest thing I've ever photographed. It was horrible. I felt so bad for the friends and family of this 18-year-old girl who was murdered. It just broke my heart, and I felt like such a vulture trying to photograph it.

Week 3

This was a busy week! I shot three graduations in two days, and it was really challenging trying to see things differently. I also worked on a story that I found...There was a nation-wide trail ride Sunday to raise money for horse rescues. There were affiliates in each state, and the affiliates for the state of Virginia were located in Bedford, which is in our coverage area. I spent a lot of time with Ron and Kathleen this week...I wish I'd found them earlier because I think they have a really interesting story, but it ran in the paper on Monday. I'm still hoping to spend more time with them this summer though. Here are some pictures from the week:

I really like this picture, but I'm not sure why:

Personal Project

Here's a picture from a project I started today. I took it when Landen's dad came home from work and was napping on the couch. I think it's one of my favorites from the day, but I'm not sure why.

Week 2 - Sports!

I worked the night shift all week, so all I shot was sports. I had five soccer games, two baseball games and a track meet (which I didn't shoot well). It was a fun week because I love shooting sports, and I'd like to get better at them. Let me know what you think!