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.
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!
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!
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.
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 sun 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.
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?).