Interview w/ Brent Lewis

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 During the Denver Post’s Youth Journalism Day, the ninth team of participants talked to Brent Lewis, a photographer who works for the Denver Post.

 During the Denver Post’s Youth Journalism Day, the ninth team of participants talked to Brent Lewis, a photographer who works for the Denver Post. Lewis told the kids how he became a photographer and talked about his strategies when taking pictures. The kids were later assigned to write several paragraphs about him and post the paragraphs online. The following, the above, and this sentence are my writing piece:

 Lewis started out at Northern Illinois University, thinking he wanted to become an electrical engineer. After his grandfather gave him a camera, he decided to become a photographer and transferred to Columbia College in Chicago. He freelanced at first, but after his girlfriend expressed concerns with the inconsistency of his paychecks, he got a full-time job in Chillicothe, Ohio. He then worked his way up to finally getting a job in Denver at the Denver Post, where he is currently employed. He prefers a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera with 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses.

To find a good picture, Lewis tries to find a combination of a awesome scene to capture, awesome composition (position of camera, white balance and other sensor settings, cropping, focal length, orientation, etc), and awesome lighting.  According to him, the three factors, combined, make an awesome picture.