Monday, September 13, 2010

WKU vs. UK

As a preface, there will probably not be many updates this fall. I am currently the photo editor of the College Heights Herald and spend a lot of my time looking at the work of my awesome photo staff. I, however, do not have a problem with this. I like editing more and more every day. I am also taking a video class, so expect to see some of those posted throughout the semester. I do get to shoot stills occasionally though.

Yesterday I went home to Lexington to shoot WKU vs. UK at Commonwealth Stadium. I went to a few games there as a kid, so it was very exciting to be on the field instead of somewhere in the stands. I had not shot football in almost a year and was pretty nervous for the game. I tried to channel all of that into excitement. After WKU scored a touchdown in the first minute and a half I got chills. I thought we might actually have a chance at breaking our two year losing streak. Unfortunately, last night wasn't the night. Nevertheless I made some pictures I was happy with, although they are more feature than action, but I'm ok with that. I can't wait to shoot some more sports this fall! Let me know what you think!

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

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High School Workshops

Last month I had the pleasure of assistant coaching two high school photojournalism workshops: The Kentucky High School Media Institute and Envision. Both workshops were a lot of fun and the kids were great to work with. I was really inspired by the motivation of the participants and the quality of the work they produced. My job, along with assistant coaching, was the document the kids at the workshops. Here are a few of those pictures.

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These are a few pictures I shot for myself while working the high school photojournalism workshops this summer at WKU.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Lexington

Just a few pictures from the past few days in Lexington. It's good to come home for a few days.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Rave

The first time I went to a rave I was overwhelmed by the entire atmosphere. The visuals. The sounds. The Herald multimedia team decided to do a video piece on the next rave. I shot almost all video this time. Here are two stills I shot that night and the video piece the Herald produced.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nashville Floods

So, I'm trying to get my blog caught up this week. I have a lot from the last month to post. Keep checking back this week for new pictures!

Today I went to Nashville with two friends to check out the flooding that happened this weekend. We drove around most of the time looking for people to talk to and to photograph, but didn't have much luck. It was wild to see so many parts of the city underwater. Here are my picks from the day.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Take Back the Night

Sorry, I'm a little late on this post. I've been spending a lot of my time in the last few days posting content on the new Kentucky Photo Brigade blog. For those who don't know, The Photo Brigade was started by freelance photographer Robert Caplin as a way for other freelance photographers to get exposure through social networking. Recently Robert has been setting up regional branches of the brigade for different photo schools. I'm the regional editor for the WKU blog. Check it out!

For now, these are a few images from Bowling Green's Take Back the Night. The event's purpose is to raise awareness of sexual assault and domestic violence victims. I've covered it before, but this year was different: it was pouring rain. Here are two frames I liked from the event. Check back next week!

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Unsung Hero

This past week I produced a multimedia project. Our topic was Unsung Hero. After a few things fell through, I decided to do my story on Rink Ragan, coach of the Vette City Vixens roller derby team. The team is fairly new and is a very small community of people. Rink is one of the leaders in this community and that's why I saw him as an unsung hero. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mostly fun

Not a lot to show from last week, but here are a few of my favorites. The first is an issue I hope to cover throughout the semester: domestic partner benefits. In February the benefits committee ruled to not allow domestic partner benefits for Western employees. I'm currently doing more research on the issue and making contacts for with people to photograph. The other two pictures are just fun shots from St. Patrick's Day.

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Sun Belt Day 3: It's Over

Today both the men's and women's teams lost. The Lady Toppers fell to MTSU and the Hilltoppers to Troy. It's been fun here in Hot Springs, but I wish we were staying for the championship then onto the NCAA. Here are my favorites from today.

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Sun Belt Day 2

Today started off with the Lady Toppers facing off against the University of South Alabama. The Lady Toppers won 72-67, advancing them to the semi-finals tomorrow against Middle Tennessee State University.

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Next was the men's game against Arkansas State University. There was a large turnout of ASU fans and they were ready to see their team win. The Hilltoppers came out on fire in the first half, but ASU took the lead at the start of the second half. With about three minutes left in the game it got super intense. Western ended up winning in the last minute of the game, 65-64. They play Troy tomorrow in the semi-finals. I'm having a blast covering basketball here and trying to improve. Check back tomorrow night for another update!

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