Winter Weather at UIUC

This semester has allowed me to partake in a part of journalism I have never before experienced: photojournalism. In my multimedia journalism class, I’ve been challenged to move past my comfort zone of writing.

I’m no photographer, but attempting to be one has made me appreciate what photojournalists do every day. In my articles, I can use hundreds of words to tell one story. Photographers have to get an entire story into one picture, one specific moment in time. Just learning about how photographers master this is inspiring.

My first attempts of photography tried to capture the variability of a Central Illinois winter — the frigid temperatures, snow, rain, fog, and 60-degree weather that all happened within the span of two weeks.

The Main Quad at the University of Illinois, blanketed in snow on Jan. 21, 2016.
Green Street in Urbana, Ill., is shrouded in fog on the night of Feb. 2, 2016.
Two days later, on Feb. 4, 2016, it’s a sunny day on the Main Quad.


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