Photos from Spring

Posted in People, Photography, Portraits with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by robhardinphoto

I need to start updating this blog with new work more frequently. In the meantime here are a few personal favorites from my portraiture class this past spring quarter.

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OU! Oh Yeah!

Posted in Low-Light Photography, News, People, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Snapshots, Sports, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2012 by robhardinphoto

On Sunday, March 18 the Ohio Bobcats Men’s Basketball team defeated the University of Southern Florida to reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1964. Tonight the Bobcat’s will face off against the University of North Carolina for a chance to make it to the Elite Eight. As a proud OU alum and now graduate student of the Harvard on the Hocking allow me to share some images from Sunday night. Go Bobcats!

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The Lebowski Festival

Posted in Low-Light Photography, music, People, Photography, Portraits, Snapshots, Travel on July 18, 2011 by robhardinphoto

This past Friday marked the end of my fifth week as an intern in Louisville, KY. I am interning with the photo department at Power Creative, a large advertising agency here in the Derby City.

Friday was also the start of the tenth annual LebowskiFest dedicated to celebrating the movie The Big Lebowski. Below are some photos from the Garden Party/Bowling Tournament held on Saturday. Enjoy!

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A.P. Awards 2010

Posted in News, People, Pet, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports on March 16, 2011 by robhardinphoto

It has been an EXTREMELY long time since my last update. For those of you who don’t know I transferred to a new paper (same company but different publication) and am now working for the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette (LEG). I began my time with the LEG in the second half of 2010.

The best news out of my the time with the LEG so far came at the beginning of March when I found out that two of my photographs had been nominated for Associated Press Society of Ohio Awards. So in the interest of shameless self-promotion below are the two images which are in the Best Feature Photograph and Best Sports Photograph categories respectively.

Denise Subler, 2, gets a kiss from therapy dog Brinkli on Wednesday at the Fairfield Medical Center. Brinkli is a member of the Pet Therapy Team which has grown from 3 to 11 dogs in the past year. (Rob Hardin / Eagle-Gazette)

 

Tyler Lanning slides into third base Monday. Lanning stole 29 bases over the course of this past season with the Fairfield Union Falcons U11 baseball team to raise about $1700 for the American Glory Adaptive Sports League. (Rob Hardin / Ealge-Gazette)

 

Golden Eagle

Posted in News, People, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Sports on June 1, 2010 by robhardinphoto

Last Tuesday I was sent to take a feature photo of the Colonel Crawford Eagle’s distance track coach Jody Grove. Coach Grove has mentored four state champion milers during her time with the Division III Eagles.

Unfortunately this photo was not going to happen during beautiful magic hour light late in the day. Instead I arrived at the track just before 3 pm to see everything bathed in harsh contrasty light. The solution was to position Coach Groves so that the sunĀ  was coming from slightly behind and to the side of her left shoulder illuminating the left side of her face. I then placed a Nikon SB-900 zoomed to 200 mm at full-power (to compensate for the sunlight and my F22 aperture) to her right to reduce the harsh shadow the sun was casting. After that I just had her two regional qualifying athletes run past (using 1/30 shutter speed). I felt that all of this made for a better photograph than just a head shot.

If you would like to see the feature article that ran with the photo you can find it here.

spring; sports; track; feature; Colonel Crawford; May 2010; distance coach; distance runners; coach; track coach; Eagles

Colonel Crawford distance track coach Jody Grove has coached four state champions in the 1600 meter run during her time with the Eagles. On Friday Grove took two miler Nathan Kemper, left, and defending state 1600 meter champion Carson Britton to the Division III regional track meet at Fairfield Union High School.

Time for the Dentist

Posted in News, People, Photography, Photojournalism, Portraits on March 1, 2010 by robhardinphoto

So it’s been a while (like Christmas) since I last updated. I wish I could say that it was a self-imposed ban on social media ala Zack Arias who emerged from his January blackout with an awesome 365 project. However, it was not I just didn’t update for two months. Now that I am back I am going to start with a post that was my favorite photograph from the last week of February.

I was given an assignment for the Mansfield News Journal to photograph a dentist at the free dental clinic in Mansfield and this is what I came up with. Maybe a little more featurey than what the story called for but I had fun making it so that’s what matters. If you are interested in the story that accompanied the photo it can be found here. I will endeavor from now on to update more regularly (can you still make resolutions in March?).

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Dental assistant Brandy Patterson, left, and dentist Kristen Shumate, DDS are among the dental care providers offering free or reduced cost dental care for low-income patients at the Third Street Community Clinic in Mansfield. (Rob Hardin / News Journal)

Merry Christmas!

Posted in News, People, Photography, Photojournalism on December 24, 2009 by robhardinphoto

Santa Claus shares his favortie story "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with some of his young friends during the American Legion Children's Christmas Party in Bucyrus on Saturday, December 12.

Santa Claus shares his favortie story "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with some of his young friends during the American Legion Children's Christmas Party in Bucyrus on Saturday, December 12.