In the spring of 2011, I was contacted by an editor from Holmdel Patch.com, who stumbled upon some of my spring images I had available on my website and took at Holmdel Park the year before. She asked me if I would be interested in sharing these images with their readers and include a how-to article offering some basic photography tips.
Digital cameras were becoming widely popular and I was one of those people who not only embraced this new digital photography hobby, I became very passionate about photography and ended up taking an online photography class through the local community college in 2008.
Having the opportunity to do that article was something I just couldn’t say no to, even though I had no prior photo journalism experience. So I did the article and what followed was a new business relationship with the editor throughout that spring covering events in that area.
Over the next few months, I provided all the photographs for the following articles published. I was so nervous each time I arrived at an event, but when I would pull my camera out of the camera bag and threw it’s strap behind my neck it did turn into a fun day. A busy one but definitely fun. It all was a wonderful learning experience. I met a lot of interesting people and interacting with a lot of the kids was great too. Memories I will always cherish.
Join me in celebrating this 10-year anniversary of an impactful milestone in my life by having a look at the articles.
In the 2 additional articles, credit went to the writers I collaborated with.
- Mother’s Day at Holmdel Cemetery and Mausoleum
- Earth Day Celebrated at Bayonet Farm
- Over 300 People Celebrate Spring With the 32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Victory Park
- Egg-cellent Eggstravaganza
- Opening Day of Trout Season, and the Fish Played Hard-to-Get
- The Cherry Trees Are Blooming in Holmdel Park. Go Take a Picture!
- The Cancer Ball: Fedoras, Feathers & Fringe (Note: Tech issue, images are not currently being displayed on the available page, but can be seen in print view.)
- Enter the Rain Garden, at the Village Elementary School
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