As a photographer for a daily newspaper, it’s a rare thing to know what becomes of the lives of your subjects after meeting and photographing them. Feeding the “daily beast” takes precedent over dwelling whether the people you have photographed liked the picture you took of them or what kind of impact, if any, the [...]
Sports writer Scott Dochterman and I travelled to St. Joseph, Missouri, for the annual Kansas City training camp at Missouri Western State University. Former Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Ricky Stanzi, tight end Tony Moeaki and center Rob Bruggeman are on the training camp roster.
We’re on to the semifinal games of the five-day Iowa High School State Softball Tournament in Fort Dodge. I mounted a remote camera focused on second base on the first base fence. It was connected to a radio trigger where I could fire the camera from my position on some scaffolding on the third base [...]
An annual event at The Gazette is our athlete of the year story. Ten finalists, five males and five females, are chosen from athletes throughout our coverage area. Sometimes the athletes bring their jerseys, medals, racquets, shoes, and various balls to The Gazette’s studio for the portrait session. Other times, I’ve traveled to Decorah, [...]
Sometimes the best sports pictures happen after the whistle blows or the runners cross the finish line. I am looking forward to covering the state track and field meet at the blue oval in Des Moines later this month.