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. Continue reading “Adjusting … slowly”


Saying goodbye to my 2nd home

For the past three years there has been one constant in my life: The Shorthorn.

In my time there I met my future wife, I worked in almost every role and I made a lot of friends.

While it is weird to say I’m leaving, it really is about time. Continue reading “Saying goodbye to my 2nd home”

Be critical of yourself, appreciate other opinions

I’ve always believed the best way to get better was to judge yourself.

CS12I know what I’m good at and I know what skills I lack. Knowing this, I try to avoid committing to things I do not feel I will produce what is needed.

Normally I take what I know I lack and practice my butt off to make myself better. This year I had two very special people ask me to photograph their graduation portraits. These are assignments I generally turn down. I’m better at capturing a moment and a scene, not posing a subject repeatedly. Continue reading “Be critical of yourself, appreciate other opinions”