Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Portrait Extravaganza

Every week we do a feature on a local high school student who is involved positively with their school and community. I'm not the strongest portrait shooter, but these are what I came back with. I think the simple one, with no fancy flash, is probably the best. What do you think?

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Slice of middle school life

I think the title speaks for itself.

More Soccer

Just for you, Doctor D.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I love apples.

Sporting it Up

Yesterday marked the first time I got my big lights to work correctly during a sporting event! Sometimes the most satisfying accomplishments are the simplest. Anyway, volleyball girls are usually really emotional, but since this was the district finial they really let loose. I liked these shots; hope you all (or y'all as Justin would say) do too.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Good Times

I was at a soccer game yesterday that got pretty heated, what with the injuries and trash talking parents. But I like these two shots. I'm not much of a sports shooter but this one was pretty fun.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Just for Fun

These are two shots from back in September I really enjoyed. The little girl was upset because some boys stole beads from her, and the police officer was excited to give out high-fives to CRIM 10k runners. I love them both.

Personal Attachment

This is one of those photographs where you judgment is clouded by a personal attachment. These two women were real ladies, and great company. I really enjoyed speaking with them and wanted them to end up in the paper. Sometimes I just want people to be in the paper who are excited about it. Every time I shoot somebody's photo who is really jazzed about it, and then it doesn't run, I would imagine it hurts our readership base. Particularly when we don't really run many pictures from within the city limits, though those are the people who are excited for coverage the most. So even though it didn't make the paper, it's being published here and that's what counts, at least for me.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Officially Fall

It's officially fall: this is from an illustration about the foods of fall, including beans. I think it's pretty.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More Troop Homecoming

My pic is a little older, but I like it. It's from a troop homecoming in D-town, and I love this frame. The day after this was the couple's one year anniversary. I wish it had run, but they weren't from our coverage area, yet again.


This is a shot I like, though I'm not totally sure why, from a shoot I did at a church in North Flint on Sunday. I was a really beautiful, moving three hour long service, during which Marquise Gray showed up. I think I'm way more psyched about that than anybody else.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

More Homecoming

So I took Nick's advice and tried to shoot this homecoming parade as more moment based. Sadly, this one was from my hometown, which means the parade was only about 15 min. long. With about an hour less of available time, this is what I came away with.

Just Because

I usually don't care much for sports shooting. It's not that I don't like some of the photos, but it's not really what I want to do. So here's one I like just because.

Friday, October 5, 2007

And More Feature

Ah the joys of feature hunting. This is one I snagged in Grand Blanc. It's a group of neighborhood kids who have built themselves a play house from scratch, all on their own and in a very communist, equality for all way. It was fun to watch the children use mini-power tools.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Sure Thing

Maybe rather than trying to play with light and composition so much I should just focus on getting better moments. This one is from a story about a little girl who is collecting money for the Ronald McDonald House because that's where her friend (the boy pictured here) and his mom stayed when he had numerous surgeries.

Taking Chances

This was a stand alone feature assignment for the weeklies: A mother-son dance in Grand Blanc. I feel like I've been shooting nearly everything the same way, so I decided that, rather than getting hung up on perfecting my bread and butter, I was going to use available light and make something pretty. Oh man, did I fail. But at least I tried right? Anyway, here's what I sort of like (the best I can say I feel about any of them.)