Adjusting … slowly

A man walks down the street Feb. 17, 2018 in downtown Chicago.

It has taken me a while to get adjusted to all the new things going on.

I’m living in a new state, I’ve graduated and I’m struggling to stay motivated.

Being in an unfamiliar environment and all the time in the world (until I find a job) should have thrown my photography into overdrive. Unfortunately, it did not. My gut was telling me to go shoot, but my brain was telling me to save gas, don’t waste time you could be using to apply for jobs, etc. It didn’t help that I had no idea where to go in Indianapolis.

Luckily one of the many newspapers I emailed hit me up for some freelance work. At this point I’ve only covered high school basketball and a very interesting basketball show put on by The Harlem Wizards. The pay is less than desired, but it has kept me shooting.

Harlem Wizards player “Loonatic” picks up and begins to run away with Taryn Willson, Noblesville West 8th grade teacher. Originally published on

I’m playing around with a few other projects and currently looking for stories to tell. Keeping myself busy until some more permanent work comes up.

A view of the partially frozen Lake Michigan from Navy Pier on Feb. 17, 2018.

The biggest difference I have noticed between Indianapolis, IN and Arlington, TX is the proximity to other interesting places. I’ve never lived somewhere I could take a day trip to so many different places. Like going to Chicago on a snowy day (another thing I’m adjusting to).

So, I may have been a little slow getting myself back into the swing of shooting, but I have returned to carrying my camera around with me. I’m scoping out new places to shoot at. I’m also practicing some of the things I have been a little weak in like product photos and certain types of lighting.

Anyways, that’s my life update.


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