A few weeks ago, I was sent to a local theatre’s costume shop to make pictures of people searching for costumes to rent for Halloween. Personally, I’m not a big Halloween person… and, it would seem, neither is this woman’s daughter.
Archive for October, 2011
I’d always considered The Nebraska Game to be the/my standard of the/my Index of Bodily Misery While Photographing A Sports Event.
Shooting The Nebraska Game at Missouri in 2009 meant four hours in 50 degrees, wind and rain. Despite my new rainjacket (which I still have) and my best efforts to stay warm and dry, I was soaked to the skin by halftime and had to peel my clothes off when I finally returned home that night. It made for good photos, but the experience wasn’t something I’d like to repeat.
Hello, Saturday. Hello, snowfall. Throughout the entire game.
Thick, wet, mushy snow.
Check out more photos (and read the overall article), too.
My editor slated me for three Penn State football games this season, at least before any post-season action starts up. I took my Mamiya to the first game I shot — against Alabama — just for kicks, and it turned out to be a nice icebreaker for the veteran photographers and me.
The film turned out nicely, too.
My last regular-season game is tomorrow, against Illinois. The forecast is calling for snow, which I’m actually okay with. For aesthetics and my own comfort, I’d much rather shoot in snow than in cold rain.
(Unfortunately, I waited too long to blog these photos — the article is now hidden away in the website’s archives.)
A decent hour-long, winding drive from my apartment, Hanover is home to Snyder’s of Hanover and the Hanover Chili Cookoff.
(It’s home to other things, too… like news editor Kate. Not to be confused with photographer Kate.)
News editor Kate, photographer Kate and I met at the 16th annual Hanover Chili Cookoff last month for chili, beer and more chili. It was a pretty gross, hot, humid day, which limited how much chili and beer I could consume, but it was still nice to get out of the office with folks from the office.
We also met up with some Hanover Evening Sun folks (journalists always seem to gravitate to each other, what can I say)… including Clare!
Clare began her graduate courses at Missouri right around when I began my photojournalism sequence. Getting to see another Mizzou photographer — in Hanover, Pa., of all places — was pretty neat.
Next up from this roll of film: My first game at Penn State!
Shot another Penn State game yesterday. I did better than last time, which is good, although I’m still kicking myself for forgetting to get loaner gear from CPS. I’m shooting one more game — unless Penn State has a postseason — so I’ll try to remember to get loaner gear then.
I shot a few frames of film in my first week of shooting high school football:
And I shot a few minutes of video footage on my third week:
I may or may not be wearing my own black mock turtleneck and blue jeans right now.
I may or may not be using my five-year-old MacBook Pro to write this blog post.
I may or may not have played a hand in my mom’s purchasing her very first Apple computer last year.
Thank you, Steve.
I began the York Revolution’s 2011 season as the photo intern at The York Dispatch and ended it as a full-time staff photojournalist at The York Daily Record.
It’s been an interesting journey. Slowly but surely, as I followed the Revolution from spring training to their Atlantic League Championship win, I became a better baseball photographer, as well another of the team’s and fans’ superstitions.
I am so glad and thankful that I had the opportunities to do this.
Here’s a look back at the season, from the Revs’ starting their spring training…
…playing an exhibition game…
…winning on opening day…
…hosting the All-Star Game…
…playing the regular season…
…clinching a spot in the postseason playoffs…
…playing in the playoffs…
…playing in the Atlantic League Championship series…
…and, finally, becoming a back-to-back Atlantic League Championship team.
Who’s already excited for next year?
(Yeah, okay, and the Revs probably are, too.)
As you may have read here almost two months ago, I am now/finally in possession of my very own medium-format film camera.
(It only took five years. That said, I will always be searching for the Pentax 6×7, complete with the wooden handle.)
I’ve gone through five rolls of Portra 400 and finally scanned them all in one late-night scanning spree. Here are a few from the first and second rolls. I’ve color-corrected all frames, and performed only minimal cropping, such as when the frame edge made it into the scan.
My roommate and I went to Ben’s house one cool August evening for a barbecue. Ben is a friend of hers from high school, and he’s renting his parents’ old house, which has a sweet backyard. Ben’s pretty sweet, too.
I’ve looked over all the scanned frames and decided that I need to err more toward overexposure. Oh well. In the meantime, I’ll blog more frames from other events over the coming days and weeks.
I was unaware of this until I read Steve’s column, but the York Revolution were once the worst team in the league.
As of yesterday, they are now a back-to-back Atlantic League Championship team.
There was definitely some good game action in Game 4 — and I definitely have photos to prove it — but this blog post is all about victory.
Check out many more photos of the game and celebration!
Game 4 of the 2011 Atlantic League Championship series was called off after an hour-long rain delay.
Of course, rain delays, game postponement and a damp 50-degree clime don’t let a newspaper photographer off the hook: We still need to make pictures.
When I approached Florence and her son (below), they were the furthest fans from the concourse and from everyone else.
“This is the stupidest thing I have ever done,” Florence told me, stoicly grimacing. When I pointed out that, despite her sentiment, she was still sitting out in the rain, she retaliated with, “But it’s the championship game, and they could clinch!”
Revs, I hope you appreciate your hard-core fans.
The York Revolution are playing a best-of-five against the Long Island Ducks for the 2011 Atlantic League Championship. With their second series victory in Game 3 last night, the Revs are set to clinch the championship if they win tonight’s game.
I feel all right about the action shots I got last night, but my favorites are features. Go figure.