Building Excitement

By February 2, 2009Uncategorized

As the trip is now only three days away I’m quite excited to venture back to Asia. I was there about nine months ago; however, this is going to be a completely different experience for me, as I have not experienced the third world side of Asia before. I think the part I’m most excited about is taking some pictures. As a photographer who is primarily interested in shooting photojournalism, it can be a frustrating task to find interesting subject matter to shoot in what has become such a familiar place like St. Stephen’s. That’s not to say that there are no opportunities to do photojournalism here, photojournalism can be done anywhere, it is just much more exciting shooting in an unfamiliar land. I think the biggest struggle for me in shooting during our trip will be remembering that I am on a team and not just out there on my own doing what I please, everything I do effects the whole team and therefore I must look for the appropriate opportunities to do my photography. I hope that I will have the opportunity to go into the more poverty stricken places within the countries we plan to visit as only a small portion of the country can be experienced in the more touristy or city areas. I am hoping some of my fellow photographers will be up for the challenge. All in all I think it’s going to be a great trip.