Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tooting my own horn...

I won an award!  

For this photo

I'm not one to really toot my own horn, but I had to share.  I won First Place in the Sports Photo category in the college level for this photo from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in our region (which is basically the mountain west region).  It will now compete nationally in September against other winners from other regions so we'll keep the fingers crossed.  I don't really expect it to win because there are other amazing sports photographers out there, but it's always fun to be a part of something like that.  SPJ is a huge deal.  Most people in the journalism world are a part of SPJ and compete regularly for awards from them.  

Photojournalism has been an amazing road for me.  I loved being on the field, court, or front row of any action.  While photojournalists don't really get paid squat, they get to experience many amazing things first hand that most don't.  I was able to live that life for a year and a half and have now moved on full time to the portrait side of photography and I'm having a great time.  I will always cherish my time at BYU's Daily Universe and the opportunities it provided me.  Great, great memories.  From almost being trampled by the BYU football team while at the University of Mississippi, to being spit on by Mitt Romney while at a rally outside of Hires Big H in Salt Lake.  Thanks!

Anyway, enjoy the photo.  Thanks for always checking in to see what I'm up to!  Thanks to Ross Apo for being awesome on the field so I could get a shot like this!  Thanks to the New Mexico State University defense for being so bad on the field so I could get a shot like this!


Alan said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Jace said...

Cool! Congratulations :)