Week 3 at the Paper

Week three was a blur. Starting with Memorial Day parades and ceremonies and then ending with World War II weekend, I hardly remember all of the assignments I shot. Something that my editors really want me to focus on is trying to make better portraits - using lighting, composition, and context. I feel like my education has lacked the focus on portraiture, so most of this is just me guessing and hoping I get it right. Hopefully by the end of these ten weeks, I may have it *somewhat* figured out.

Aida Ruic, of Reading, PA, stops at Oak Nut Farm's booth, manned by Shelby Pritchard and Sean McDermott, at the Penn Street Market in Reading, PA, on June 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Aida Ruic, of Reading, PA, stops at Oak Nut Farm's booth, manned by Shelby Pritchard and Sean McDermott, at the Penn Street Market in Reading, PA, on June 2, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Darren Packer, member of VFW Post 6150, prepares for the gun salute at the Sinking Spring VFW service in Sinking Spring Township, PA, on May 30, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Darren Packer, member of VFW Post 6150, prepares for the gun salute at the Sinking Spring VFW service in Sinking Spring Township, PA, on May 30, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Members of the Rajah Shrine Tin Lizzies entertain the crowd at the Bernville Memorial Day Parade in Bernville, PA, in small model T cars on May 30, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Members of the Rajah Shrine Tin Lizzies entertain the crowd at the Bernville Memorial Day Parade in Bernville, PA, in small model T cars on May 30, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Cody Fidler of Muhlenberg runs the ball at the Berks Senior Football Game at Don Thomas Stadium in Exeter Township, PA, on June 5, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Cody Fidler of Muhlenberg runs the ball at the Berks Senior Football Game at Don Thomas Stadium in Exeter Township, PA, on June 5, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

"The Tinker Belle" takes off at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

"The Tinker Belle" takes off at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

D-Day veteran Donald Rutter, 94, poses for a portrait in front of "The Tinker Belle," a Curtiss C46 Commando military transport plane, at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

D-Day veteran Donald Rutter, 94, poses for a portrait in front of "The Tinker Belle," a Curtiss C46 Commando military transport plane, at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Eddie Rowell, 8, drinks water out of a canteen at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Eddie Rowell, 8, drinks water out of a canteen at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Addie Whitham, 8, of Philadelphia, PA, grabs a bite to eat under the shade of a plane wing at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Addie Whitham, 8, of Philadelphia, PA, grabs a bite to eat under the shade of a plane wing at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Reenactors portraying the British Highland Division at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Reenactors portraying the British Highland Division at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Dave Dannegger poses for a portrait in his reenactment tent at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Dave Dannegger poses for a portrait in his reenactment tent at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 4, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Kael Koval, 9, of Ephrata, PA, peeks out the window of a bomber at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)

Kael Koval, 9, of Ephrata, PA, peeks out the window of a bomber at the World War II Weekend in Reading, PA, on June 3, 2016. (Reading Eagle: Sarah Stier)