Southwestern Photojournalism Conference. Best conference ever. For one weekend a year, I turn into a super techie nerd (Brad Moore, don’t laugh). Portfolio critiques all day every day! 2 minute show? Sure! Website talk over a meal (or two) at Old South, career conversations at all hours of the night, and dance parties on the way home. The conference is in Fort Worth, Texas, which makes it quite the trek. Totally worth it though!
This year, I decided to do the student workshop, which rocked. I was in a small group with freelancer Stephen McGee (New York Times and Wall Street Journal) and photographer/videographer Garrett Hubbard (USA Today, New York Times, and so on), and they are super news photojournalists. They are not only that, but they are also great men of God who are passionate about storytelling.
During a phone call to check in with Garrett during shoot time, he said to me, “Don’t just take photos of beautiful inanimate objects.” I was like…well…I am toast…can he read my photo radar?? I am not even on the same block as him!!! “Oh yes, for sure not. Definitely not,” (or something like that) I replied. Man oh man. Haha! But it was awesome. It was so interesting to go through all of the shots from the day with them.
So…Here are some of my photos from shooting time. While others were seeking out the cowboys and the cattle, I went shopping! Whoopsies.
Much love! Don’t get buried beneath the books and articles and interviews and paint chips like I am! Grief.