Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December favorites

December was a busy in the sense that the holidays made everything crazy with people being off from work and trying to cover all of the events that annually happen in a small community. I had fun shooting basketball and wrestling. I think winter sports might be the preps sports that I enjoy the most. And of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens brightened up my evenings. The past month also allowed for some time to do the leg work behind setting up potential story. This year I'm hoping to do 2-3 longer stories. So far 2 of them are looking like they'll be going in the right direction. Half the battles with working on a story is just getting people to understand what you're trying to do. My next post will be my favorite photos from 2015, as always thanks for looking.

Friday, December 4, 2015


November went by quickly, it's hard to believe fall sports are over and winter ones have begun. I covered a little bit of everything this month from pumpkin trebuchets and adoption day to a soldiers funeral and a vow renewal for a couple on their 43rd wedding anniversary. The variety each day offers is what makes working for a daily community newspaper fun. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

September and October Favorites

Here are some favorite photos I took for September and October. I was especially excited about getting to have fall for the first time in almost two years. The past two months I've tried to play with layers a little more, work on breaking up my habit of keeping everything middle distance and experiment with lighted portraits. Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Eddie Adams story

A few weeks ago I attended the 28th Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, NY. I got to hear talks from some of the best photographers and editors as well as meet many talented young photographers. It's hard to pin point what part of the experience was my favorite or most inspiring. Just taking in critiques, listening to professionals speak from the heart about their work are probably my top two favorites aside from getting to meet and make friends. I was lucky to have excellent team leader, editor, producer and techie big thanks to Jerome Delay, Enric Marti, Nancy Borowick and Molly Rielly. They challenged each member of the yellow team to shoot our assignments with one lens, to not delete photos and for our final presentation we were only allowed to show 10 photos in the final presentation. Below are my photos from the workshop, I followed Jonathan and his service dog Dharma. As always, thanks for looking.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A girl, two lambs and her story

Since April I followed a first time 4-Her, Alivia Brooks, and her two lambs Buttercup and Wesley through the whole process of preparing for the Midland County Fair. Here's what the final photo page looked like and some of my favorite photos from the past 5 months.