Recently I have been covering some community news for Baltimore Sun Media Group.
Within the greater Baltimore area exists smaller localized newspapers. One day may be The Aegis of Harford County or The Howard County Times or The Arbutus Times, etc.
Each assignment has brought me to meet new and interesting people I would never have had the opportunity of meeting. Before I knew it I started to really enjoy these types of assignments.
If you have been following this blog I mostly cover sports. Not that I enjoy sports more or anything like that, it just seems that the most work I get is sports.
When I was younger I would daydream about all the incredible assignments I wanted to go on one day as a shooter for the Associated Press. To me that was the big times. Although I do still have dreams of working with a wire service one day, I also could really see myself working in community news.
The image above was taken for a Veterans Day feature talking about a kid that wrote a book about his veteran grandfather when he was only ten years old.
I made a lot of tight frames, focusing on the the two reading the book together. Most of the images I pushed were like this but to me the space they were in was just as interesting as the two individuals.
The soft pastel colors worked well with the mood of the story. So I backed up, went wide and made this frame.
Until next time, take care!