Being a PA News Intern

Published 10:35 am Thursday, June 4, 2015

A Day of Photos

Yesterday (as this post is a day late) I was preoccupied with photography assignments every two hours from 10 to 2.  I came in about 15 minutes earlier than usual so that I could make it to my first assignment at the Port Arthur ISD, where I took pictures of three teachers participating in teaching summer school.

When I got back, I had a few events waiting for me to put them in the Triangle Calendar, which I now have completely figured out.  A snack and a story later, I had another photography assignment at Bulldog Stadium to take pictures of Nederland High’s valedictorian.  While the interview was going on, I got to look around and plan where I wanted to take the picture.  I was excited to have the opportunity to play with angles and positions a little for the picture.  I figured out the perfect spots and waited for the interview to be over.  The final picture was perfect, with the valedictorian leaning against the goal post and the sign of the Bulldog in the background.

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In between the 12 o’clock and 2 o’clock assignments, I learned how to post stories onto the website.  I managed to get two edited and one posted before I had to make it to my next assignment– taking pictures of the Memorial valedictorian.

We met at her house to conduct the interview.  Thankfully, she had a beautiful yard sign for being dance team captain that we could take pictures with.  It was a quick and easy photo, even though it was incredibly hot outside.  Today, I get to spend most of the day in the office, avoiding the summer heat!