May 2019

May 2019

One thing I continue to struggle with in photography is photo editing. Editing meaning selecting the best photo from a sequence to determine which tells the story best or has the most impact.

I’m sure every photographer grapples with this problem because we’re all biased when it comes to editing our own photos. It’s hard to kill your babies and let go of the ones you worked so hard to get – especially when they are visually meaningless or redundant. That’s the beauty of photography; it’s very subjective and up for interpretation. I believe photo editing makes us into better photographers because we learn where holes exist in our stories.

I often think of my photojournalism professor Marcy Nighswander when I’m on assignment. I can hear her over my shoulder nagging me if I got a detail photo, an overall, a tight face photo, an abstract, etc. More often than not I’m probably missing a couple, haha. I’m still working on it!

ICYMI: Here are my photos from Tennessee Spring Fling earlier this month!

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Hardin Valley’s Payton Adkisson (22) pitches during a baseball region championship game between Farragut and Hardin Valley at Farragut High School in Farragut, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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Apex Window Cleaning, cleans the windows of the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Apex cleans the famous Knoxville landmark twice a year using nothing but water and dish soap, a job that typically takes two days.

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Bearden High School graduation ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, May 17, 2019.

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Austin-East graduation at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

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The sun sets during a baseball region championship game between Farragut and Hardin Valley.

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Farragut’s Hunter Merrick (2) pitches during a baseball region championship game between Farragut and Hardin Valley.

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Hardin Valley’s Lukas Cook (25) outs Farragut’s Ashton King (10) at second during a baseball region championship game between Farragut and Hardin Valley at Farragut High School in Farragut, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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Farragut players stand in the dugout during a baseball region championship game between Farragut and Hardin Valley.

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Hardin Valley’s Alex Dunlap (4) kisses the trophy during a baseball region championship game between Farragut and Hardin Valley.

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Georgia Neubert of Gibbs, center, sings at the ninth annual CTE Goes Live performance in Market Square in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, May 3, 2019.

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Fans cheer at the ninth annual CTE Goes Live performance in Market Square.

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Austin-East graduation at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Keyshawn Horn-Camble (65) drills during spring practice at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

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Heavy smoke and large flames shoot into the sky as Knoxville Firefighters spray water from a ladder during a fire at Fort Loudon Waste & Recycling in North Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

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John Sinkankas watches a fire at Fort Loudon Waste & Recycling. Sinkankas lives in South Knoxville and decided to drive up to see the sights himself.

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A fire continues to burn into the night at Fort Loudon Waste & Recycling in North Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

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Firefighters spray a fire retardant foam onto a fire at Fort Loudon Waste & Recycling as seen in this aerial photograph taken from an airplane in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, May 2, 2019.

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Farragut High School graduation ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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L&N Stem Academy graduation at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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West High School graduation ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Farragut High School graduation ceremony at Thmpson-Boling Arena.

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A vintage pink Cadillac shown at the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals South at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

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A Car enthusiast poses for a photo sporting a hotrod shirt at the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals South.

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Car enthusiasts walk at the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals South.

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Awards sit in the back seat of a 1957 Buick at the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals South at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

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Linda and Victor Stuart, of Morristown, picnic on the tailgate of their 1961 Ford Falcon station wagon at the 45th annual Street Rod Nationals South.

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Farragut’s Dillon Bihlmeyer (4) and Bearden’s Collin Lewis (23) collide during a state sectional match between Farragut and Bearden at Farragut High School in Farragut, Tennessee on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

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Taylor Clarke, 6, plays with Cheese and Crackers, two appleyard ducklings, in the bathtub of her home in Farragut, Tennessee on Monday, May 20, 2019. Along with her two sisters Emerson and Bankston and parents Lauren and Brandon, they have been raising the two ducklings after one egg was found abandoned in their backyard, and adopting a second from a nearby farm. Born Easter weekend, the family jokes that the ducklings have reached their “teenage years” at four weeks old, and are growing their first plumage. They’ve learned a lot about ducks since adopting them, says Lauren, and the idea came to put them in the tub came when they read that “ducks have to have water at all times deep enough to dip their bills into to blow out their nostrils,” she said.

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Ben Taylor hits from the bunker at the second green during the final round of the Knoxville Open at Fox Den Country Club in Farragut, Tennessee on Sunday, May 19, 2019.

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Billy Kennerly hits down the fairway during the final round of the Knoxville Open.

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Robby Shelton celebrates after winning the Knoxville Open. Shelton won 15 under par.

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An attendee to Rick Tyler’s speech is heckled by counter protestors as he walks to his vehicle along Phillip Fulmer Way on the UTK campus in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Rick Tyler, a white nationalist who ran for Congress in 2016 under the slogan “Make America White Again,” gave a speech at UT’s Alumni Hall called “White Nationalism: Fact or Fiction.”

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Counter protestors spit and throw water at the vehicle of one of the attendees to Rick Tyler’s speech at UT in Knoxville as he attempts to leave the parking lot.

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Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs presents the county’s 2020 budget during a presentation at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

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Laurie Pullins and her instructor Cole Lunker practice at Let’s Dance Ballroom Dance Studio in Maryville , Tennessee on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Pullins, who was born with hearing loss, found she loved dancing and has become a competitive ballroom dancer.

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Knoxville “Voice” runner up Emily Ann Roberts performs in the News Sentinel studio in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, May 3, 2019.

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Tony Woodward, of Farragut, dances with his instructor Beth Cofer at Let’s Dance Ballroom Dance Studio in Maryville, Tennessee on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Woodward, who lost his wife last year, has been taking dance lessons to stay busy, and, should he meet someone new, have the skills to dance with them, he said.

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Chelsea Graduation

Love you sis! You made it 🙂

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