I have been at the IndyStar for about a month now for my summer internship, and it seems like each week is a learning experience. My biggest challenge so far has been balancing doing photos and video simultaneously for every assignment. The IndyStar is part of the USA Today network which is making a big push for video, so I shoot and edit a video for almost everything. I've also videotaped several press conferences and edited those together, and have recorded post-practice interviews with Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts players.
It's definitely been a challenge for me, and I'm still working on it. I've found it difficult to get *good* photos AND *good* video, as opposed to just getting average photos and average video. It frustrates me when I'm shooting video and I see a moment that could've made a good photo, and vice-versa. What I keep hearing is that the reality is that you can't just be a photographer anymore. You have to be able to do both photo and video, and you have to be able to do them well. I may struggle a little bit with it now, but I'm sure these skills will benefit me down the road. Especially as I get more and more efficient.
So, now that you're here... here's some stuff I've shot in the past month I've been here.