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My first NASCAR experience

There’s a first time for everything. And July 2018 brought me my first opportunity to cover a NASCAR race. Now I’ve covered auto racing before. I shot a few races at the Rockford Speedway. I shot even more races at the Byron Dragway. Heck. I’ve even shot go-kart racing. But it wasn’t until moving to Florida that I was in a market where I would get to over NASCAR. My paper really only covers two big race weekends. The Daytona […]

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A winter full of spot news

In my experience, the cold months are usually slow when it comes to spot news. Sure, you have accidents due to snow and ice, as well as a house fire or two. But overall, spot news is usually down. That has not been my experience during the last four months or so. I can’t count how many times I’ve been called out of bed in the morning or told to leave an assignment to get to breaking news these last […]

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Recent spot news

It tends to be that the colder months are the quieter months when it comes to spot news. However, this past December and January¬†kept me busy. Fires. Accidents. Murders. The whole lot. Here is a take of some of what I was chasing these last two months. December started off with an accident between a freight train and a semi truck. The cab of the truck was pushed about 100 yards down the tracks. The drive of the truck was […]

The 1DX and the daily grind

Let’s be honest. Many of the assignments photojournalists are sent to are mundane. Most of our sports assignments are at high schools. Most of the politicians we photograph¬† are members of the city council or county board. So how does the 1DX hold up with the daily grind of a photojournalist? Very, very well. Let’s start with the easy thing. Sports. As I mentioned in my previous post about this camera, the auto focus speed and accuracy is incredible. Twelve […]

Favorites of 2012

It’s that time again. Time to look back on a years worth of work to find the best of the best. It’s easier said than done. Last year, I mentioned that photographers can get attached to an image because of the back story. Some images might be technologically challenging to make. Others might have required hours of anticipation and preparation. When it comes to a contest, the back story doesn’t matter. The final image is all that counts. This year, […]