As many already know, prior to entering the seminary I was a journalism major at the University of Missouri, my concentration was in convergence journalism. Since arriving at Conception, I have had the opportunity to continue my journalism endeavors both with the Conception Web site and Tower Topics.

The transition has led to me doing a lot more photojournalism, and I’ve been using the opportunity to practice  and hone my skills(or lack thereof) in this concentration.

Between the Triduum and other events, I have been doing a lot of photography lately, here are links to my recent work. To see any of my previous pictures, check out my photostream on flickr.

Earlier this week it was undeniably beautiful outside, I had a random half hour in between meetings so I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures. Check out this set, titled, “Sunny Afternoon in Conception.”

Easter Vigil, this was one of my toughest assignments this year, mainly due to the lack of lighting as called for by the Vigil liturgy, and the fact that the three-hour Vigil Mass began at 4:30 AM so I was getting equipment set up around 3:50 AM.

Good Friday, the hardest aspect of these photos was trying to maintain a proper reverence and be as inconspicuous as possible. I strive to be invisible every time I photograph a liturgy, but this one required and intensified effort. That is why you will notice all of the photos were taken from the gallery where I was out of the way and hidden.

Holy Thursday, there was nothing particularly difficult about this Mass in comparison with others throughout the year, although I will note that it seemed like the foot washing part of the Liturgy seemed to go by extremely quickly and thus, I was not able to get quite the shot I wanted.

Please feel free to leave comments/suggestions/feedback/critique as I’m always looking for ways to improve as a photographer.

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