Today marks my thirty third birthday. I woke up and poured myself a cup of joe while thinking that it was long overdue since last updating the site. When every year passes or milestone is reached it is good to look back and truly take in what has happened over that particular span of time. Sometimes in the midst of the hustle and bustle we forget to look at the bigger picture. So what accomplishments have I had this year.
One of the top moments this year was having my print, “Bombs Bursting In Air”, displayed in the first ever Lancaster County Photographer’s Photo Show. The photography group, which I wrote about before, has published a book of member’s top work for the past three years. This year the book photos were narrowed down once more to fifteen photos and shown at Coe Camera located in Lancaster City – Lancaster, PA. Having my photos in the group’s book each year has been a great accomplishment, but I truly was honored to be selected in the top of such a talented group of photographers.
Another neat thing that happened this past year was that I had one of my photos headline, “Think Big. Go Far…”, a new marketing campaign for Millersville University. The main image used is above and more information on the campaign can be found here. I never thought that I would be involved in developing billboard advertisements seen along route 30 and interstate 83 in the South Central PA area. I have been providing my photography services for MU since April of 2013 and it has really been a great opportunity for me. I have been able to shoot lots of events held through campus, but more exciting for me is being in the middle of classrooms and around campus capturing student life. My photos have used throughout Millersville’s websites, postcards, emails, and official University publications like The Review, The President’s Report and The Viewbook to name a few.
Another wonderful experience of this past year was being hired to photograph a wedding. Nick and Katelin were great to work with and they were happy with the photos from their special day. I learned a lot about the planning process and believe I became a better person for experiencing this. I’m not ready to consider myself an exclusive wedding photographer after my virgin experience, but I would not pass down another opportunity to work a wedding if the right situation presented itself.
One other item which took place this past year, which was quite surprising, was having my photo used as the main homepage image on the Potomac Conservancy. I wrote about this before so I won’t go into much detail here.
I’ve given my About Me page an overhaul so give it a look if you want to learn any more. I wrote up a list of my accomplishments including some not from this post.