Missourian Days

I am working at the Missourian this fall as a staff photographer.  It’s a class, but it feels and is treated like an internship.. which is a great experience, but also very time consuming and at times stressful.  Here are a some published and outtakes from my assignments.

Today I had a realization that this is a blog, and being a journalist is a whole lot about trial and error and improving from mistakes, so I am going to write a little about what I learned about different assignments, working at the Missourian, etc.


First Missourian photo assignment: Summerfest

Vox turned my summerfest photos into a slideshow! Exciting for my first assignment. It was exhausting to cover 3 bands, but my adrenaline was going and I couldn’t have asked for more out of my first assignment. Things learned: shoot more selectively (going through 500+ photos on a Friday night is not too fun) and avoid the middle aged men hitting on you.

The Carolina Chocolate Drops perform at the 9th Street Summerfest outside The Blue Note Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Pat Kay in the Columbia native band, The Hatrick, plays the harmonica among other instruments at 9th Street Summerfest Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Ella Wohlgemuth sits on her dad’s shoulders, Marty Wohlgemuth while watching The Hatrick at the 9th Street Summerfest Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Ella’s mom said they are really excited to see Big Smith again and Carolina Chocolate Drops for the first time.

Rik Thomas with Big Smith band sings and plays one of many instruments, the song 12 Inch 3-Speed Oscillating Fan on stage at the 9th Street Summerfest outside The Blue Note. Big Smith opened along with The Hatrick for the Carolina Chocolate Drops Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Fans of The Hatrick, Big Smith and Carolina Chocolate Drops as well as passerbys started filing onto 9th St. to hear all three bands play at Summerfest Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Brian Heffernan plays with Columbia band, The Hatrick at the 9th Street Summerfest outside The Blue Note Wedsnesday, August 25, 2010.

Sean Canan sings, plays the guitar and the foot tambourine for The Hatricks at the 9th Street Summerfest Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

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