Today was my last day as the summer photo intern at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I shot two assignments and then had to turn in my photos, my story (to be published in September), my camera gear and my computer.
Oh, and my ID badge, too.
Interning at the AJC has been an overall good, if challenging, experience. This was my first time working five days a week for a newspaper — and my first time at a big metro daily, too. Suffice it to say that I’ve definitely learned a lot, and I’d like to think I’ve improved as well.
Although I’m no longer at the AJC, you’ll still see my byline throughout September — mostly under food photos. But also keep an eye out for a story I worked on. (Or, you can just check back here on my blog: I’ll definitely post the link and blog about my experiences with the story!)
What’s next? Tomorrow, I’m roadtripping to Missouri; the next week, I’m going back to Texas. And, as you might have guessed, I’m also applying for jobs. If you know of any leads, let me know! My experience at the AJC was challenging at times, but it definitely hasn’t burned me out on newspaper photojournalism.
In closing — I’m grateful to all the help and support I received from AJC editors and photographers, and also to all the people of whom I’ve made pictures. It’s been a pleasure. Keep in touch, and y’all take care now.