Sunday, April 28, 2013

Week 1: A few favorite photos

It's been a week of me rediscovering a love of photojournalism as I started my adventure as the new managing editor for The Grove Sun.

I keep looking at photo assignments and thinking "WWMG" or "What Would Mike Gullett" do....and actually thinking how would Steve Fairchild, John Hacker and Chris Cox also shoot the event.

All of these guys are photographers I've had the privilege to watch and learn from since I started my journalism journey in 1990.

All four approach photojournalism in a slightly different and non-traditional way - and impacted how I see life through a camera lens - and for that, I'm forever grateful.

This week I shot photos at prom (quite fun) and at an extension event for younger elementary students.

Here are a few of my favorites from prom.

I really tried to capture that special first dance moment of the royal couple - while portraying the feel of the entire event.


This was my next favorite one because I loved the action of the games and just how the couple interacted with each other. I tried this shot from a variety of angles and well, this was my favorite of all of the attempts.


This is my other favorite. I hung out quite a while to get it. I wanted to capture the scene of the "candy volunteer" passing out a treat to a party goer.


The other fun pics came from the Farm to You event. On the outset it could seem boring - just a group of speakers talking to kids. However, I think I caught a couple of unique moments - looking beyond the "normal moment."


The first one took place in the "mouth" as students learned about brushing and flossing. I thought framing the pic with teeth and lips showing gave it a unique perspective.


During that station the kids got a chance to "floss" teeth. I thought this showed the kids really getting into it. I wish I could have gotten a bit lower (and the little boy might have had his face up a wee bit more) but regardless, it was a decent shot.

So there you have it. My favorite pics from the week of April 22, 2013.

I'll try to post a few of my select pics each weekend.

Another fun way to share my #lifeofaneditor.
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