I’m going to start posting some of my photography, because I’ve been really enjoying it this week. I haven’t been writing as much; I’ve been doing photography instead. I probably won’t explain the photography very much; I know myself and if I have to write thesis about each photograph I’ll second-guess it as an photograph and won’t post anything. These were all taken with a 50mm lens on a Canon Rebel SL3. I just wanted to get some photos that made me feel like I was in Louisville.
Hello, friends! It’s getting warm outside again and I’ve had both of my covid19 vaccinations. You know what that means? It’s that time of year where I pretend to be an up-and-coming street photographer in the Louisville area! I’m learning street photography. I’ve been working on it for a few years.
I’m definitely not the best at it yet. Most of my photos are actually kind of boring and awful. Almost all of them would probably get destroyed in a workshop setting. Having navigated through the fiction workshop world for a while, I’ve learned to just do my own thing anyway. That being said, I still try to learn as much as I can from those who are willing to critique and workshop, and make themselves vulnerable with their art. For that reason, being comfortable sharing my own work is pretty important.
To track my progress this year, it’s probably a good idea to look back on last year.
My 2020 Photography
Last year, just before the pandemic hit, I restarted a photography kick that really started in 2019, though I don’t have many good photos from 2019. Over the course of a few months during the initial shutdown of the pandemic in 2020, I got some pretty-alright stuff, I think.
I’m currently reading The Wall Street Journal Monday through Saturday. I’m reading more newspapers because of business school. This is my review of the newspaper.
Why I Picked Up The Wall Street Journal
For my Wall Street Journal review, I figured it would be best to walk you through why I tried it out in the first place. Starting business school is scary. At least it was scary for me. Most of my previous education experience was creativity related: creative writing, art, American literature, and literary theory. My job experience often fluctuates between retail and customer service. However, a few years ago I ended up working in an office in a professional setting. Now I’m in an MBA program, and we’ll just have to see what happens next. Recently, someone recommended that I try out some newspapers along with my business classes. That does make some sense. After all, I read literary journals and stuff while I was studying creative writing and literature.
Hello, everyone. I’ve been busy again. I’m currently in a financial management class in my MBA program and it’s, um, different. Or, at least it’s different for an English-degree holder. For this class and many others in the school of business, I’ve had to take a lot of notes. I have noticed over the course of my graduate program that my notetaking methods have changed.
I won’t be reinventing the wheel here, but it may be interesting (to me, anyway) to look back on someday to see how my notetaking methods change in the future. Hopefully someone finds it useful.