For almost the last 3 years I have had the incredibly opportunity to work as the Photography Assistant at the Baltimore Orioles.
I have grown as a photographer and as a person in ways I never thought I would by the age of 23.
When I started here at the Orioles, I was a naive college student who was lucky enough that someone took a chance and hired me.
As a junior photography major, I was looking for a way to push my career when one of my professors sent me a link to apply to work at the Orioles. I knew it was something I had to get. I pulled an all-nighter writing a new cover letter, tweaking my resume and most importantly assembling a portfolio. Fortunately, I was brought in for an interview where I spoke with Todd Olszewski, the team photographer.
After I was hired, Todd taught me everything. I am so incredibly lucky to have gotten this experience and I will miss it greatly.
The group of guys and girls that make photos in Baltimore are some of the best people around. Rob Carr, Patrick Smith, Patrick Semansky, Gail Burton, Nick Wass, and Tommy Gilligan to just name a few, have all shaped my photography and never thought twice about helping me out when I needed it.
This Friday will be my last day working for the Orioles. It was an incredibly tough decision to make but I believe the best thing to do for my career is to go freelance full-time.
I can't wait to see where this career takes me.
Above is a gallery of a few images I made during this last baseball season.
Until next time, take care!