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Day campers at the Salamonie "Pioneer" kids day camp practice canoeing. Video by Michelle Davies - Journal Gazette

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
During Wednesday's "Pioneers" kids day camp at Salamonie Lake, Michael Cordes, 10, watches the ripples as the canoe he is steering glides through the water.

Video by Michelle

Being a novice at video, when I was asked to shoot my first video assignment, I felt a little nervous. After making sure to take along a monopod for steadiness, I approached the subject: kids in canoes.

They completely ignored me and went about their paddling, which helped me to relax and just shoot away. After getting a few video clips of the action, I made sure to get some still photos. Once I got back to the office, the videos and stills were combined to make my inaugural video. Which, for me, was quite satisfying.

- Michelle Davies, Photojournalist