"Student-athletes talk with a recruiter after listening to a career advice panel discussion at a networking event designed for graduating Seniors at Goucher College Tuesday, November 15, 2011."
This is about as exciting a photograph one can make at a networking event. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the discussions held and the questions raised while I was shooting, but visually, it was as ordinary looking as it gets.
Sometimes that’s just how it is, and it’s important for me to keep in mind that I’m not going to make amazing pictures at every assignment I shoot. As long as I get quality images of what’s needed, then I’ve done my job. Such was the case from this event.
If anything, it’s a good piece of PR for Goucher.
"Dr. Robert O. Freedman, the Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Baltimore Hebrew University, discusses the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Tuesday, November 16, 2010 in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum at Goucher College. Freedman was one of four panelists who participated in 'Trying Again: Prospects for Peace in the Middle East.'"
I shot this event at the end of a rough day. I also had to leave my favorite class early to make sure I got these photographs.
But, as it always seems to do, my camera made me feel better. Sometimes, the world confined within my viewfinder is a lot more simple than the world we actually live in.
"Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, answers a question from the audience in the Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum at Goucher College Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Jacoby was one of four panelists invited for a discussion entitled, "The Arizona Immigration Law: Protecting America or Subverting America?"
One of the reasons I love Goucher College so much is all the interesting, intelligent, and influential figures who are invited to campus.
Most recently, the college hosted a panel discussion on the proposed changes to immigration laws in Arizona. I didn’t know much about the law, and since the panel included members of varying political affiliations, I used the event as an opportunity to educate myself.
I also had to take photographs of it, which is usually the case when speakers come to campus. I’ve shot so many of these types of events over the years that I know exactly what to expect.
This year, I want to be more creative in how I frame all of these shots of people with microphones in their faces that I have to take.