That's when I began to fall in love with photojournalism. Check out this site and the USA Today Day in Pictures to get an idea of the kind of photographer I want to be.
I began to look for the kind of gritty, in-the-moment photos that swept me into what was happening. After a not-so-brief struggle with a lot of people hiring me to shoot their formal portraits and not getting my developing photojournalistic eye, I think I'm coming to a happier medium. Even my recent portraits have offered more of the moment.
Here are a few of my pictures to demonstrate some of these changes: