Several of you sent messages asking where I’ve been. Nothing to worry about, I’ve been giving more attention to some of the other rings in the multi-ring circus that is my life. In general, I’m not a big fan of the “sorry blogger” post, where she hangs her head and promises to post more. That’s partly because when I get busy, I often have no idea when I’m going to post more. It’s also because I think it’s weird to write a post that sort-of says, “I know you miss me.”
Anyway, I got enough messages with concern about my well-being that I’ll share a little bit about what I’ve been up to, at least as it relates to Nationals Fangirl.
For those who have been following for a while (thanks), you know this blog has undergone a couple of transitions: first, from a two-writer site where Rachel and I “carried on” about various things Nationals; next to a me-only site where I carried on a little less and started to take more pictures; and ultimately to this site, where I mostly focus on photography. In fact, if you’ve been paying close attention, a lot of the blog posts are nothing more than long-ish captions.
I also take photographs when I’m not at the ballpark. I’ve been thinking for a while about how to become a better photographer and to that end have taken a bunch of courses at the Washington School of Photography (WSP). WSP was a nice addition to my life, but I decided I wanted something slightly different and began to look at other photography programs, including the fine art photography and photojournalism programs at the Corcoran School of Art and Design.
This summer, I took a class at the Corcoran and submitted a formal application to become a photography student. After accounting for time at work, attending baseball games, my class, the application, and family vacation, there hasn’t been as much time left for blogging. So there you are.
I hear the Corcoran admissions office is mailing the “letters” tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me because I’m excited about the possibility. You could benefit too, as I plan to continue to grow as a baseball photographer.
Photo: Ian Desmond tosses the ball to Danny Espinosa in the first half of a 6-4-3 double play (Hey Ian, feel better soon!)