Photo media student, Ed Ritterbush, walks across campus while on assignment, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. Ritterbush engaged strangers on the street as part a journalistic exercise at Idaho State University. (ISU Photo/Terry Ownby)
Photo media students, Amy Millward, left, and Jody Lopez, center, interview three male Idaho State University students returning from their workout at the campus gym, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. Both ladies practice their interviewing techniques during a recent in-class exercise on street portraits. (ISU Photo/Terry Ownby)
Photojournalist Amy Millward, left, practices her interviewing techniques with English professor Jessica Winston, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, on the Idaho State University campus in Pocatello, Idaho. Millward was participating in an applied exercise for her photo media class. (ISU Photo/Terry Ownby)
English professor Jessica Winston, right, and son, Robert, enjoy a liesurly stroll and wagon ride across Idaho State University’s lower campus, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. Winston, who specializes in early modern literature and directs ISU’s graduate studies in English, exclaimed she “felt like a celebrity with paparazzi following” when she encountered several photo media students working on their class assignment. (ISU Photo/Terry Ownby)
Skateboarder Ian Brown, 19, aciddrops off the stairs near the entrance to the Pond Student Union Building, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. Brown stated he recently moved from Arco, Idaho to live near the ISU campus. (ISU Photo/Terry Ownby)
Nineteen year old Ian Brown talks about his job options, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. Brown, who considers himself an artiist, takes a break from skateboarding, which helps him relieve stress. (ISU Photo/Terry Ownby)
This past week our Photo Media class had its first outing and their assignment was to photograph and interview strangers on the street. Sometimes this can be intimidating, but, often times in this business we need to professionally engage people we don’t know. Hence, this exercise. Below are shots of some students I caught up with on campus doing their project and there’s a few shots of my own. Occasionally, I need to challenge myself with the same exercises I give my students!