So far, I have loved working at KCC. There is huge variety in the work—I've photographed basketball games, celebrations for International Week, and an impromptu rehearsal in The Café by the concert chorale. One of the best opportunities for me has been to expand from video into photography. I have a Canon 5D Mark II, a 7D, and a beautiful variety of lenses at my disposal.
By far the greatest boost to my abilities has been my colleagues, Greg Ennis, Director of Media Technologies, and Matt Murphy, a fellow Media Producer. Rick Severin, who held my position until he retired recently, has also been a huge help, coming in to the office to share his decades of photography wisdom and to show me the ropes in the portrait studio. All three have been generous with their knowledge—both technical and aesthetic—and have provided me with feedback that pushes me to innovate, generating photos with more compelling composition. You can follow Kirkwood Media on Instagram for a steady stream of awesome shots by Greg, Matt and me.
It has been great to dig my nails into photography in a more focused way, but I'm still making videos, too. In my next post, I'll share some KCC videos I've helped to produce.