Breakfast with my students and former student Allison – not sure why she was sad, she was the only one who didn’t drink.
The five hour drive home, the truck rolled over 278,000
After drinking more in 3 days than the past six months, I needed a ride to move more blood. Plus I was in a melancholy mood.
It’s not quite a Churchill Black Dog, but I think I had more fun this year at the NSC than in many years, I hung out with my current and past RCC students, saw a ton of former RIT students (including one from my first EVJ class), sat in on a few more sessions than normal and my job (portfolio reviews) went flawless and I was never stressed. I think my melancholy is more thinking about missed moments, with my career and relationships with people, or maybe I really can’t handle alcohol at all! (Diary mood off now!)
This is what the morning looks like after being up till almost 3am and back at work before 8am. I skipped the Pedailyte and stayed with Mountain Dew.
Keynote speaker David Burnett was delayed by the winter storm… I heard he got from the Olympics in Korea to New York faster than New York to DC : 0
A handmade sign said Virginia or Bust, he quipped, “You have no idea how close to bust it was” David Burnett as he entered the Northern Short Course
After the key note speaker is the awards dinner and photo booth, these are out student interns, a hard working group that we could not survive without!
Final day is a blur, but NPPA lawyer talks about drones and media
The day started with a fire alarm, what is worse for firefighters than showing up to a hotel filled with news photographers?
The lecture series, including Smiley Pool from the Dallas Morning News talking about covering the day the police department was ambushed during a BLM rally, on July 7, 2016, Micah Xavier Johnson ambushed a group of police officers, killing five officers and injuring nine others.
Then back to the portfolio room, NC represented! – Jill Knight
My job at the Northern Short Course – Portfolio Reviews. This year I had 26 reviewers doing 20 minute slots for 2 night. That is 312 portfolio reviews by photographers and editors from National Geographic, the AP, Washington Post, New York Times, ESPN Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and so so many more!
Lisa Krantz from the San Antonio Express-News ends her talk with a quote from Hector on her 4 year project “A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity” – the pictures I had seen before, but her presentation had her multimedia and his voice, even more powerful!
Staff photo attempt #2 – Michelle is were she belongs!
Northern Short Course Disco Room staff photo.
Portfolio Reviews Night #2 – 27 Reviewers did 6 20 minute sessions.
My student Caitlin has her portfolio looked over by Louie Palu – who had flown back from covering the conflict in the Ukrainian conflict to be at the NSC.
On the New Jersey transit train on my way to the Northern Short Course. I will say, what a great mass transit system: the cars were super clean, plenty of employees at stations to answer questions and even the conductors were nice and I some how ended up on a “quiet car” – no talking between friends or cell calls…. very pleasant ride!
My new job with the Northern Short Course is portfolio reviews, I find editors and photographers willing to volunteer to look at other photographers work…
Folks like Eli Reed from Magnum freely donate their time to helping young and veteran photographers grow. Eli’s Bio
Michael Williamson from the Washington Post talks at the Northern Short Course in Fairfax, VA. His talk, “It’s not the tool, it’s the fool” is a bland of his great humor and helpful tips, including the “Problem Solving Hand”