One month down.

I have been at the IndyStar for about a month now for my summer internship, and it seems like each week is a learning experience. My biggest challenge so far has been balancing doing photos and video simultaneously for every assignment. The IndyStar is part of the USA Today network which is making a big push for video, so I shoot and edit a video for almost everything. I've also videotaped several press conferences and edited those together, and have recorded post-practice interviews with Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts players.

It's definitely been a challenge for me, and I'm still working on it. I've found it difficult to get *good* photos AND *good* video, as opposed to just getting average photos and average video. It frustrates me when I'm shooting video and I see a moment that could've made a good photo, and vice-versa. What I keep hearing is that the reality is that you can't just be a photographer anymore. You have to be able to do both photo and video, and you have to be able to do them well. I may struggle a little bit with it now, but I'm sure these skills will benefit me down the road. Especially as I get more and more efficient.

So, now that you're here... here's some stuff I've shot in the past month I've been here.

 Jeff Moffatt hands his son, Devin, 8, a container of strawberry shortcake to enjoy with his mother, Belinda, at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Jeff Moffatt hands his son, Devin, 8, a container of strawberry shortcake to enjoy with his mother, Belinda, at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

 Volunteers prepare strawberry shortcake at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Volunteers prepare strawberry shortcake at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

 Elaina Mellott scoops strawberries at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Elaina Mellott scoops strawberries at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

 Vivian Grant, 17, and Michael Catano enjoy strawberry shortcake on a ledge of Monument Circle at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Vivian Grant, 17, and Michael Catano enjoy strawberry shortcake on a ledge of Monument Circle at the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

 Crowds gather at Monument Circle for the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Crowds gather at Monument Circle for the 52nd Annual Strawberry Festival in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

 People wait to begin the 8-mile ride at Bike Party Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 9, 2017. The group meets every second Friday of every month.

People wait to begin the 8-mile ride at Bike Party Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 9, 2017. The group meets every second Friday of every month.

 Cyclists decorate their bikes with flowers at Bike Party Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 9, 2017. The cyclists could win prizes for the best decorated bike.

Cyclists decorate their bikes with flowers at Bike Party Indianapolis in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, June 9, 2017. The cyclists could win prizes for the best decorated bike.

 Warren Central’s Mack Smith (4) and  Scott’s Jake Ohmer (2) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Warren Central’s Mack Smith (4) and  Scott’s Jake Ohmer (2) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

 New Albany’s Chyna Anthony (10), Metcalfe County’s Mackenzie Coleman (13), and Franklin County’s Rebecca Cook (9) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

New Albany’s Chyna Anthony (10), Metcalfe County’s Mackenzie Coleman (13), and Franklin County’s Rebecca Cook (9) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

 North Central’s Ajanae’ Thomas (11), Franklin County’s Rebecca Cook (9), and Butler’s Breia Torrens (3) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

North Central’s Ajanae’ Thomas (11), Franklin County’s Rebecca Cook (9), and Butler’s Breia Torrens (3) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

 Gary West’s Dana Evans (4) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Gary West’s Dana Evans (4) at the Indiana vs. Kentucky High School All-Star game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

 Connor Lin, 3, sits atop his father, Mike's, shoulders at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Connor Lin, 3, sits atop his father, Mike's, shoulders at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Winners of one the day's earliest races celebrate in the Winner's Circle at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Winners of one the day's earliest races celebrate in the Winner's Circle at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Fans take photos of cars in the garages at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Fans take photos of cars in the garages at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Bud Taylor hoists Andrew Lewis, 7, into his car in at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Bud Taylor hoists Andrew Lewis, 7, into his car in at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Elliott Marshall, 3, hugs his neighbor Too Belli at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Elliott Marshall, 3, hugs his neighbor Too Belli at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Fans walk through Gasoline Alley at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Fans walk through Gasoline Alley at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Flags are hoisted into the air during the National Anthem at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Flags are hoisted into the air during the National Anthem at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Ava Carter, 11, rolls her flag after ceremony for the National Anthem at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Ava Carter, 11, rolls her flag after ceremony for the National Anthem at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 Crew members try to get a vintage car started prior to the start of a race at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Crew members try to get a vintage car started prior to the start of a race at the SVRA Brickyard Vintage Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 17, 2017.