My name is Shayna Ede, a current sophomore at Fort Hays State University. I come from a very small town in southern Colorado where I lived for 19 years before coming to Hays. In Colorado, I was enjoying working on the family ranch and helping my father with horses and cattle. When it comes to free time, I enjoy relaxing outside, reading good books, and socializing with friends.
In high school I was very involved with band, so much that I came to FHSU to be a music education major and play in the marching band. However, I quickly found out that teaching band is not for everyone, so I decided to make the switch to journalism. In the future I would like to be involved with photojournalism. My lifelong goal (that I have had since I was around 12) is to get a photo and article into National Geographic Magazine. It may be a bit of a reach but maybe with a lot of hard work I can get there!
Living in the middle of nowhere Colorado (literally, I had 0 neighbors and had to drive 35 miles to get to school) I never really paid attention to anything except agriculture news, because nothing else really affected me. Now that I have moved to Hays I have started paying attention a little more, so that I can really get in on the world’s issues. I often see news articles of social media (I know, not the best source) and when I find an article I enjoy I do more research on the topic.
Here are some of my favorite pictures, I hope to take pictures like this for other cowboy and western magazines and newspapers!