Yesterday Stone, Crouch and I went to a Bruce Lunsford rally where Bill Clinton was also speaking. I was really excited until we got there and were stuck in the press pool. They told us we were not allowed to take any photos outside of the pen. I'm sure there are ways around this but I didn't know them. I left feeling really pissed off that I was only able to get podium pictures. I'm interesting in doing political photography, but I guess I just need to figure out how to play that game.
I couldn't decide if I liked this one better cropped or uncropped.
This is from Jackson's Orchard today. I usually don't see things like this but I thought this was pretty cool looking. (It looked better before the web sucked out my contrast.)
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today WKU's campus was locked down due to reported shootings outside of PFT. Armed men were also reported at South Campus. Apparently there were no shots fired, but five people are in police custody and being questioned. It was a crazy experience photographing this. I've only shot spot news once before so it's still really new to me. Anyone have any advice?
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So I decided to find a different story for my lighting midterm. This is Jane Garton, Thomas Mayhugh and their daughter, Elspeth Marsh. They are so sweet. I wish I had more time because they have a great story. Maybe I'll try to shoot more of them in the future.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
So for our midterm in lighting we have to shoot a story about family. My story is on the Traftons. Joseph and Paula both teach at WKU in Cherry Hall. They've been married for 38 years and are very religious. They have three children who have all grown up and moved out. The story is not really about family, which sucks, but I feel like I've gotten some nice pictures despite being denied access to certain things. I'm shooting more tomorrow, so I'll add those later.