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Casa Nueva – 30 Mile Meal program

This is another story from my capstone class. I am just now adding some of these stories because I was focused on building my portfolio and spending time with the subjects of my story basically all last semester. I know that I should keep this more current but meeting deadlines for my classes came first.

Casa Nueva is part of the 30 Mile Meal program here in Southern Ohio. Basically it works with local farmers to keep ingredients local to decrease the distance food has to travel and to benefit the local economy. Casa Neuva works with several local farmers on a regular basis. I created the layout, wrote the story, and shot the photos. Enjoy!

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I apologize for the filler text on the last page. I cannot find the full story at the moment on my hard drive, but once I do, I will update it.

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An issue story turned into so much more…

Last semester in my capstone photojournalism class, we were assigned a pretty simplistic topic: issue. We could pick whatever issue we felt needed covered. From this project we had to produce photograph, a multimedia project, write a story, and design our own layout. I decided to cover teenage pregnancy, but not MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” glorified high-school dropouts, but real young women here in Southern Ohio struggling to balance obtaining an education and become a mother at a young age. I came across Jaylynn through her younger sister, Taylor. Taylor was a part of a work-study program at the local middle school at worked at the dining hall with me. I asked her if she knew any young mothers, and she told me about her older half-sister and her two-month old baby Natalie. I met Jaylynn, and she was thrilled to do the story. The more I talked to Jaylynn and Eric, or as he prefers Tyrell, the more I developed empathy and respect for the young couple and parents. They spoke of their hopes and dreams for their new baby girl and for their own futures. I still talk to them, and Natalie is growing into an adorable little girl more and more every time I see her. I wish them the best and know that they will do what ever is best for their daughter.

Below is the links to the layout and story, a gallery of the selects, and a link to the multimedia piece.

Final story layout

Multimedia

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Sports portion – a rough edit.

This is my (very) rough edit of my sports portfolio so far. My sports archive is pretty extensive from over a long period of time. I have been going back and re-toning some of them which is making a difference in what I decide to add. I hope to spend my last semester shooting more since I will have more free time than I have ever had in college. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to utilize the time to work on some projects for myself.

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Portions of my portfolio….Part 1.

I have complied a very rough draft of what my portfolio is so far for my capstone class and also to register for the Sports Shooter Academy in February. Since it has not been critiqued by anyone yet, it is, as I said a very rough draft. I hope that it changes and grows as I get different opinions on it and obviously shoot more.

Here is the singles portion:

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…Another bus ride, another game…

So this game was our second in a row on the road, traveling from Hamilton, Ohio to stay in Dayton and going up to Toledo. It was a long day, but the stadium was nicer this time. The lighting still posed a slight problem but not quite as bad as the night before. Looking back at the photos from the night before, it was clear that it was the first game. I am hoping as the team gets more acquainted with each other, and I get back into the swing of shooting baseball, it will all come together. Here’s the shots from the game versus the Lake Erie Monarchs.

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The season (and my internship) begin…

Today was the day the team and I have all been working toward, the first game. The game went pretty smoothly despite the long bus ride from Athens to Hamilton with more traveling to come the next day to Toledo. The Copperheads won the game which provided me with some great shots of the coach and players. Here are a few of my favorites from my (long) day.

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Finally some down time….

So even after apologizing for a delay in posts, I have yet to post anything. As I said, I spent several weeks with Marilyn and her fabulous alpacas. This has so far been my favorite and most fun story. It was just such a light-hearted feature story that I caught myself going out more than I really needed to do because it was that fun. Marilyn was so welcoming, and I really hope to go back soon once I am less busy and continue to shoot and follow her and her farm. Here are some of my personal favorites from my time there, some of which I used for my story and some I just think are fun to look at so enjoy!

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