All Aboard, Young Intern

As the photography and graphic design intern for the Independence Seaport Museum, I was in charge of spearheading various projects. When it came to documenting different events and posting about them afterwards, while utilizing a vibrant and friendly tone, I was their man!

For instance, my favorite assignment in my time at the museum was shooting Walnut to Walnut. Walnut to Walnut is an event in which regional “boaters” race from one end of Walnut St to the other in their manually powered boats. In order to properly photograph the water race, I was reserved a speedboat. This way, I could shoot the race from an up-close perspective at the starting line. At the end of the shoot, I was treated to complimentary coffee and was able to get to know a lot of pretty interesting people. I went home with a camera full of action candids and a great intern experience under my belt.

Some of my photography was sent to various publications for use when reporting about the event. It was really cool to have my own personal work used in local blogs, papers, etc. I honestly could not have asked for a better internship experience this semester. I really lucked out and as you now know, got to engage in plenty of networking opportunities. In all honesty, I’m really going to hate to have to leave the Independence Seaport Museum. It was a fabulous opportunity that I will cherish for years to come.

One comment

  1. Hi James! What a unique experience you had. That sounds incredible – getting up close and personal with the action! How did the pictures come out? And how did you take them in such trying conditions?

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