Today was the first day of my internship at the Austin American-Statesman. I arrived on Monday afternoon after a two-day drive from Indiana. As usually is the case with a new job or internship, the first day basically consisted of a lot of paperwork. I got acquainted with the Statesman’s massive building and the paper’s photo department. Late in the day, my editor sent me out to hunt a few features. I drove over to a local park and made the image below. One thing I’ve noticed immediately is the number of kayakers and cyclists in the city. It’s not the most hard-hitting feature, but I think it works on a compositional level. One of my goals for the summer is to get better hunting and shooting features since it’s an essential skill for daily newspaper photographers. I’m honored to have such a great internship so I’m really looking forward to hitting the ground running with some daily assignments in the coming days.
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