Monday, December 28, 2009

XMas lights

We were sent around the counties we live in to take photos of the "best" xmas decorations, to fill space on days when there is little art for the local page. These were the two I liked the best of what I took.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


A day with members of the United States Post Office. It was really fun.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Selinsgrove offensive line

You can tell it is the end of the season when the football players would rather pose for pics that warm up with the team.

Monday, November 16, 2009

The ones i like

Today I shot some I like and some that will never be seen again, well never again after they are printed in tomorrow's paper.

These are the seniors on Selinsgrove's field hockey team they are headed to the state semi-final game tomorrow good luck...
Kick butt...

or kill 'em with kindness.

Eva turned 100 today she is in great shape but her legs are getting a little tired so she said she has to use a cane.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A day on the Street

Today was a walk randomly up to people day. First I was asked to get pics of people smoking not many in this world I think would agree to that especially for the paper. This guy was nice and I actually like how it turned out he spends most of his day hanging out infront of his place with friends watching the world go by. Those friends are the ones who convinced him to let me take his pic so I owe them a huge THANKS.
Next I was sent up to a neighboring town to take pics of people feeding the meter because the town isn't going to bag the meters for the holidays, they are going to provide tokens to the businesses to hand out to customers, so they are still going to have to feed the meter. I figured since it was going to be a generic shot i would get creative and sneak a east coast sunset in the shot.
By the way she and I were then headed to the same spot the yarn store "Mad About Ewes".

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

David's Awsome Cookies

This guy is 15 and started selling these cookies to Penn State fans on their way to home games now he makes 300 dozen a weekend for fans and regular customers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Best Perp Walk Ever...

On trial for a double murder, past photo ops he has spit on the videographer and photographers they usually have him hooded but he was in a better mood today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monty Python

Yesterday was the 40th birthday of the comedy group and so we of course did the story to run the day after, today, not the day of, yesterday. Oh well. But this guy edited and contributed to a book "Monty Python and Philosophy", he was really iteresting and I wanted to stick around for the interview 1) to get information for the cut line 2) get ideas for a more interesting portrait and 3) it was going to be interesting!!!! but the new reporter that should remain nameless pretty much kicked me out very rudely (i actually exclaimed "OH!") the man and his wife looked at her like she was crazy, for other reasons as well but that's a longer story. As the wife walked me to the door she gave me a look that was a combination of sorry and don't leave us alone with her.
I should have told her to bug off that I was staying but I was so caught off gaurd that I just left and only had this very typical portrait. The letter at the beginning of the book is from the office of the Queen of England, a response to their letter offering her the opportunity to be a part of their project.

Shooting through the Fence

I really don't like shooting through chain linked fences it messes with my focus at all the wrong times. There match was close and long 9-1130 a.m. I new they would be emotional after the end either way so I was following them to get the shot. (it is one of my new goals to shoot more than just the "action" at sport events). Stupid fence.

Hummm? It is all kinds of not in focus but I wonder how it will reproduce on the blury newspaper?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

David Burns part 1

The first in what I hope is going to a photo story following David through his third time with Leukemia, he heads to Pittsburg in a couple weeks to see if he qualifies for a third marrow transplant.

David Burns of Selinsgrove chats with Donna Dietz as she collects a blood sample before he starts a chemotherapy session.

David Burns of Selinsgrove waits next to a window in his favorite chair Wednesday morning for the start of a chemotherapy session. Burns comes prepared with his laptop and books for what can be a 7 hour visit twice a day three times a week at the Knapper Clinic on Geisinger Health System's Danville campus.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Which one...

Color or black and white? Let me know which you all like.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

End of Summer...

All Home Days
Knoebles Amusement Park

All Home Days
All Home Days
Antique Tractor Show

Cover shots

These first two are for a monthly health insert for the paper, the "model" has been on the past 4 covers, she is not athletic but can fake it fairly well.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way... it is for the Nov. issue so people can get in the holiday spirit. Poor santa it was a hot humid day.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Danville Fire

Kris Siats of Danville hugs her brother Mike during a break from fighting the fire at their parents home Monday August 24, 2009. The fire started in the garage and quickly spread to the house.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I actually had a good time talking to people, it would have been even better if the humidity went away.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fun at the Susquehanna

So the upcoming Sunday story is about how people use the Susquehanna River during the summer. So I went out on a Tuesday afternoon to see what I could find...

And I got to play some in the river it was nice and cool compared to the east coast humidity that I will never get use to. It just isn't natural breathing water.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Iron Heritage Days

House visits

I didn't have to go far to get my photo of a mom using facebook, just upstairs. The article was on social websites and how some people are eliminating personal contact for the virtual. Amanda, the mom in the photo, wants to make sure that everyone knows she is not addicted and uses the site to stay intouch with friends and to make plans in the real world.
This family portrait is of a newly widowed mother of 7, ages 7,6,5,4,2,1,7mon., they were fun to shoot and I love the fact I didn't need to use a flash, yeah for big windows and sunny days.