September 26, 2015

Last night I shot the Ohio University women's volleyball game against Bowling Green, and the night was a lot of "firsts" for me. One of my good friends (who also works for Athletics) showed me how to attach a camera and a remote to the catwalk above the arena with a Magic Arm, and I also used the arena's strobe lighting for the first time. Something I've learned over the past few weeks is that to be successful in photojournalism, you need to have confidence in yourself and your work and not be afraid to try new things. Shooting for Athletics these first few times has been super nerve-wracking for me because I tend to pit myself up against the more experienced photographers and I question the quality of my own work. However, this has only made me want to work harder to be at their level, and I can already tell you that my work is improving because of it. Second, I've learned that to keep making photos that you're proud of, you need to constantly try new things. By using the strobes and the remote camera last night, I was able to get some images that I've never captured before in my life, and that's a great feeling! Here's some of the photos from the game last night: