August 26, 2010

Craig Shoemaker


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Ah, the end of the long day. It was good to sit down. I shot this last year too, so I don't have much to say.

Playfair


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This is one of the new students at playfair.

Training


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Before the playfair, the orientation leaders got a quick run through of what was going to happen. This is one of the games they would play at the playfair.

Orientation Leaders Outtake


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We needed a shot of all the orientation leaders, and while it they were all piling down the stairs, I got some random, but posed, shots.

Move-In Day


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We were out multi-tasking, by which I mean delivering the papers and photographing people moving in. It is amazing how many places you can get with a van when the police know you are delivering newspaper.

Journalism isn't a useless career!

August 25, 2010

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My task today was to shoot staff portraits for the off-campus student housing block that is kind of associated with the school. It is complicated. Anyway, they were a fun group and we got a lot of great shots.

August 24, 2010

General Tso's


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We were trying to wrap up the orientation issue of the paper yesterday, as well as the web stories that go with it. We needed food photo, and as a joke I took a photo of my lunch. Our web guy ran with the idea and made it work. I am always amazed by how a good idea can turn out of a bad one.

August 21, 2010

Derby Finale


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Tonight was the last home Steel City Derby Demon bout for the season. So instead of doing my usual, re-post a bunch of photos from my flickr stream, I wanted to do a more detailed post about my thoughts on the experience working for the league, what I’ve learned about photography, this particular photo, and anything else that comes to my mind. However, I feel now like shorter is better.
What I will say though is that everyone I met and talked to this season was amazing, and I am going to be really bored until next season. From a photographer and spectator point of view, it is an amazing sport that is both serious and fun at the same time. Anyone who gets the chance to go to a bout should. Again, I look forward to next season.
On to the photo. The un-edited version is farther down my flickr stream, but this seems to be the much better version. Basically, I had a 16 x 20 frame laying around that I always wanted to put up, and figured that I should pick one photo from the season and put it up. I selected this one, which happens to be from the last home game. The un-edited version has a lot of yellow, so I did the old hand-coloring technique, and colored Snot Rocket Science (still my favorite name) back in. The problem was the motion-blurred arms, and it took three of us to get that to look good. I was very grateful at the time to have such good help, and even more once I got the photo up in my office. I am quite pleased with the results, as well as all my time spent at Romp N Roll. Is it next season yet?

August 5, 2010

Roger Kingdom


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From time to time, as you probably know, I have been awarded the opportunity to meet and/or listen to a lot of worthwhile speakers. Today, I spent the afternoon and evening listening to this crew give motivational talks to high school track and field players.

The two men on the left are coaches that have worked with Olympic athletes among other notable athletes. The man on the right, is the most notable in my eyes. Apparently, Cal U has as a Track and Field coach, a two time Olympic Gold medalist. He gave a very good speech to the group, and this shot is from the Q and A session at the end. This was taken as soon as he put on one of his gold medals.