Click link Below to see-
link---> Jeremy Mckay Portfolio 2014.
So this is it...ground zero. After 6 months of shooting & getting knowledge kicked to me, I put together my first "legit" portfolio that I showed to a advisory board in mid-march. One of the cool perks of my Photojournalism program is that I have an opportunity to show my work to heavy hitting media outlets such as the: Toronto Star, Sun Media, Globe and Mail, Canadian Press, Montreal Gazette, Macleans Magazine, Reuters, Photo Sensitive and also some Successful Freelancers. I saw advisors who worked/working for Photosensitive, the Canadian Press, Sun Media and Toronto Star.
I have a lot to work ahead of me but I got started on the right path to shooting news. I was told many things from the advisors I saw while getting critiqued-
"Put that Ford shot in your scrapbook" "you have to shoot tighter" "I may sound harsh, but I'm talking you from peer to peer. Not myself down to a student" "Up your technical skills and photoshop skill" "CROP MORE" "YOU CROPPED TO TIGHT" "Shoot wider" "Good moment...But" "Slow down when you shoot. Wait a few seconds more" etc..
I was also told "I think you have a future in news", that I should freelance out hard news/spot news in Montreal, that I'm going the right direction, "What are you doing this summer? Interning?" and to keep on shooting.
Overall a great experience and got some direction on were to develop my skills further.
Other than that, the semester is wrapping up. I just have to slug out multimedia & multiple pics (only classes that worry me), everything else is a breeze. Soon its back out west to plant trees and document hippies guerrilla style. Maybe swing an internship in August.
By Jeremy Mckay