While I do not consider myself a photographer, I do have a basic understanding of how a camera works. In a pinch, I could easily pull together photos for my stories. Here are some photos I feel exemplify my skills.

 Phillip Quinn, 21, prioritizes his commitments to others and creative work over school work. He often finds himself hunched over in the mornings, rushing to finish assignments. He says he sometimes feels that school work gets in the way of his future success.

Phillip Quinn, 21, prioritizes his commitments to others and creative work over school work. He often finds himself hunched over in the mornings, rushing to finish assignments. He says he sometimes feels that school work gets in the way of his future success.

 Zach Bowman, 21, started as the dish-washer at Mezza Luna and practiced tossing dough consistently until a position opened as a cook. Mezza Luna's owners don't hire people that can't toss dough.

Zach Bowman, 21, started as the dish-washer at Mezza Luna and practiced tossing dough consistently until a position opened as a cook. Mezza Luna's owners don't hire people that can't toss dough.

 Sweet Creek Falls is located 11 miles off Highway 99 in Mapelton, Ore.. This is the first in a chain of waterfalls which only get bigger and more intimidating as you follow the trail upstream. ( For 1859 Magazine)

Sweet Creek Falls is located 11 miles off Highway 99 in Mapelton, Ore.. This is the first in a chain of waterfalls which only get bigger and more intimidating as you follow the trail upstream. (For 1859 Magazine)

 Jack Newcomer, 21, laughs as he looks at the framed, non-legally-binding, marriage agreement his two friends have between them. He is unsure if he will see either of them after he graduates college in June.

Jack Newcomer, 21, laughs as he looks at the framed, non-legally-binding, marriage agreement his two friends have between them. He is unsure if he will see either of them after he graduates college in June.