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Photographing the Air National Guard aerobatic team

Photographing from airplanes isn’t something that’s new for me. In fact, the first post I ever made for this blog featured my setup of a wing-mounted camera on a Cessna 172 Skyhawk. In 2010 while working for the New Castle Courier-Times, I had the opportunity to make photos while in a biplane. This proved to be challenging. I had to hold my camera over my head in the very strong winds and shoot blindly behind me. Last year, I went […]

Odds and ends: Sept-Dec

Over the last few months, there have been a bunch of photos that I’ve wanted to post on here but they didn’t really fit in with anything else. So, in no particular order, here are some odds and ends from September through December. This next image was shot to be the cover of a special basketball preview tab. The two players are two of the best in the county. This image was shot using my DIY nodal plate. There are […]

53,285 photographs

I was in New Castle, Indiana working for The Courier-Times for about eight months before I was laid off from my full-time position and cut down to a part time job. I stayed on for two more months while I interviewed with other newspapers around the country. My last day at The Courier-Times was this past Friday, December 10, 2010. When I first got to New Castle, I didn’t think I would be sad whenever I left. I really didn’t […]

HSPA 2010

I’m not one to hold too much weight in journalism contests. Especially photography. Everything is subjective. But don’t get me wrong. I love to pad my resume as much as the next guy. At the end of June or beginning of July (it was so long ago I can’t remember), the newsroom at The Courier-Times went into a bit of a frenzy trying to get stories and photos ready for the Hoosier State Press Association contest. Anything from July 2009 through June […]

DIY nodal slide: Perfect panoramas

I remember having to do a panorama in a high school photography class. Mine was of a tree line across a lake shot with a 50mm lens on my old Pentax ME Super. It looked ok. Most things lined up. For fun, I tried another one. On the second one, the subject was much closer. When I started to line up the images, I realized it just wasn’t going to happen. Nothing lined up. At the time, I didn’t know […]