To graduate from RCC’s Photographic Technology department, we as portrait students must complete one internship. The last 8 weeks of the spring semester is when the internship took place.

I interned for Leslie Leda of Leslie Leda Photography. She is a pet photographer based out of Jersey City, NJ and New York City. (Pictured below)

Leslie Leda Portraits

During this internship, I mainly focused on working on making a welcome/session guide for her. The guide is a useful marketing tool. This helped me to learn more about marketing and allowed me the chance to look at other pet photographers and there marketing techniques/tools.

On the internship I did not get to take that many photos because the weather was not ideal for taking photographs of pets. I mainly assisted at the few photoshoots that did occur. I did however get to take photos at the foster dog training that was hosted by Foster Dogs, INC. This was not in my comfort zone which I am glad I was able to step out of that comfort zone.

Since I was not taking as many photos as I would have like to, there were times where I was itching to go out and photograph something. This lead to me photographing a pillow fight on International Pillow Fight Day in Washington Square Park. This was an event I saw on social media and decided rather last minute to go photograph. I am glad I decided to go. Another time was when I needed to kill time in the city and wondered over to Roosevelt Island. I just walked around the island and would stop every so often when something caught my eye to take a photograph.

I am thankful for the opportunity I had with this internship. It was a great experience and I enjoyed my time in Jersey City and New York City.






Growing attached can be a great thing but it could also be extremely difficult, when what one is attached to is no longer there.

Growing attached can be foolish and silly but it is human nature to do so. We grow attached over and over again, until there is nothing left.

Callie liked to take naps where ever she could fit and she tended to go back to these places multiple times. I took this after I got done doing an assignment and noticed that she had taken over my camera bag. She was resting there for hours it seemed and she finally woke up from the sound of the shutter going off. She was always intrigued by that sound.

It has been a week and the attachment is still there and it is strange. It is strange to wake up and expecting to see Callie and then don’t or try to feed her, then she never comes.

Attachments can seem silly to others but sometimes the least expected things can hurt the greatest.