This is the most fun I’ve had on our assignment so far. Initially with this assignment I felt a pressure to pick something that felt like a real news story. However, the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of doing something simple and everyday. I didn’t want to shoot a whole day or something, but I wanted to capture an essential part of day. I chose the daily ritual of playing basketball with my friends. Often, we will play for hours or until it gets dark out.
Basketball is so important to me. It’s how I made a lot of my friends at this university. To me there is nothing more fun than me either jokingly or seriously shooting the basketball around, talking to Jack and my other friends about life.
Also, this is the most proud I am of my camera work. I think I get some nice wide shots, beautiful texture shots, and am creative about where I place my camera and how I shoot. I also try to capture both daytime, dusk and night, and use some beautiful shadow work that I was personally blown away with looking back on it.
I really like the rate at which both my eye for shots and knowledge of the camera is improving. I still think I have a ways to go, but at this rate I should be turning some of my best work when it matters most.