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Photo Diaries: MLK Day and Monument Hopping

Way back near the beginning of my semester, I went out monument hopping with some friends (you know, getting all that touristy stuff out of the way as…

I was obligated, as a fangirl of journalistic society, to take this photo.

Photo Diaries: The National Press Club

The National Press Club is where journalists and media types hang out. It’s pretty amazing, and the food is also really good. As a part of my program,…

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Starting Off: Politicians and Public Figures

Assignments where the main focus is a politician, public figure or speaker are boring. Sorry. I had to say it. Photos will mostly all come out looking the…

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DC Diaries #1 – Introduction

When I was a freshman in college, I decided to take up video blogging, so I could sorta chart my personal and academic growth. I came out with…

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Photo Diaries: Arizona and Family Photography

Last month, I went with my family to Arizona. We saw Sedona and the Grand Canyon, and it was beautifully serene and majestic. I didn’t actually have my…

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Tips: Fashion Photo Shoots

When I came to DC, I had the pleasure of meeting fashion blogger Tarah Saint-Elian of Adorned In Armor. We thought it would be fun to have a…

Residents of The Kensington dump buckets of ice water on employees as part of the ASL Ice Bucket Challenge, which has gone viral this past month and raised over $50 million for the ASL Association so far. The Kensington will donate $265 to the cause, and challenges other retirement and assisted living facilities, especially those within the Galesburg RFMS community, to do the same. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Starting Off: Local Community Events

Local community events (and local news in general) has this unfortunate stereotype of being “un-glamorous” or cutesy, but they bring light and color to whatever small town or…

Freshman Maya Klem ends the “Enigma” Terpsichore Spring performance with a dance to remixed songs from “The Lion King”. The last dance features each of the night’s performing groups, as tradition for Terpsichore shows. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Starting Off: Stage Productions

Fun Fact: Before I decided on studying Political Science and pursue a career in journalism, I wanted to study theatre. Now, most of my enjoyment for the stage…

Jodi Marver puts up a tough shot in the face of two Grinnell defenders during the Prairie Fire’s 91-89 victory over the Pioneers Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the Memorial Gym. (Canon Rebel T3i/18-55mm)

Starting Off: Sports

I’m not a sports person, but I do love sports photography. Photographers find in sports assignments a flood of movement, raw energy and excitement. No matter the sport,…