My time spent as a participant in The Break Free Program has been very exciting! I have learned about myself and as well as my OM-D E-M1X. I am amazed by this camera. The in-body stabilization is something I have never experience with a camera before. Also, the image quality is amazing. The E-M1X is a camera full of features suitable for the beginner to all in between to the experienced professional.

Since my last blog post, my area was affected by another hurricane. Yes, another one Hurricane Delta added salt to the wounds inflicted by Hurricane Laura. I have completed my fall semester of college and currently preparing for my upcoming baseball season. I have also been able to go out to a few various events. One of my favorites being a few Lake Charles College Prep football games. Being able to photograph and video at the games I attended brought me a sense of normalcy that was much needed in these tumultuous times. Also, being able to attend in-person services church at The New Covenant Faith Baptist Church, where I am a musician.

As far as my project, everywhere go I have my E-M1X, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO, and M.Zuiko 7-14mm F2.8 PRO. It is still hard to drive around Lake Charles and see so much damage. Although it is comforting to the soul to see the rebuilding and support that our local businesses are getting. There has been a lot of progress made but there is still a long way to go. Many residents are still displaced and facing financial troubles. I can say this in full confidence, we are cut from a different cloth in Lake Charles, Lousiana and we will be back stronger than ever.

I have been able to talk with my mentor Larry Price, who I think is a pretty cool guy. In one of our conversations, I was able to receive a lot of good information and was challenged to get out of my comfort zone.

In conclusion, I would like to dedicate the rest of my blog to the life and legacy of Quawan “Bobby’’ Charles, the young 15-year-old was found brutally murdered earlier this month after he went missing.