This weekend was spent traveling, practicing and competing with the university’s livestock judging team. Some pictures were shot at a sale barn in Valentine, Nebraska and others were taken at a sheep feedlot in Ault, Colorado. I also forgot my camera (still frustrated at myself) so these are raw images taken on an IPhone.
As a whole I really enjoyed this assignment. I always love taking pictures but often times I go in with the mindset of capturing something I find interesting instead of using creative devices. I found it challenging to have what creative element I want to use in mind, before ever taking a photograph. In the future I would like to keep this lesson at the forefront and remind myself how important these elements are and just how they add to the composition of an image. I would also like to use my camera for future assignments and I’m already looking forward to ones where we can edit.
I’m excited to dive into the world of multimedia production. This will be a step outside my comfort zone since my primary interaction has been with photography. After exploring previous students’ blogs I am really looking forward to becoming more comfortable with writing as a whole. This encompasses learning how to let my voice shine through my work as well as learning new ways to cover issues, events and people.
I would really love to interview notable people in the community. I currently volunteer at the Laramie High School as a livestock judging coach for the FFA chapter. This has played a huge role in making connections in this little town. Not being from Laramie, this has helped me meet countless influential people in the community and I want to continue to do so no matter what field or work they come from.
I’ve been involved in the livestock judging program at the university ever since I transferred in as a Junior. This program has given me an immense amount of opportunities. Not only by traveling all over the nation looking at livestock and meeting producers but also the chance to help coach the current and upcoming UW teams. There is a downfall to this though, spending so much time on the road has taken away from really getting to learn about all the organizations the University has to offer. Through this course I would like to learn more about all the events and organizations outside of the Animal Science Department.
I’m also quite the slacker on staying up to date on current news. Unless it pops up as a notification on my CNN news app or its not on Facebook, I am the worst about being active in the news outlet. But as bad as I am at being current on news I am even worse in the political world. I know, how unamerican right? I would really like to challenge myself in not only learning about politics but possibly even covering this personally tiptoed around ground.
Well that’s all for today folks. Thanks for sticking with me till the end.