Monday, December 28, 2009

Basketball Angles

Here in the Gem state refs apparently are not used to having photographers at their games. Sure, in the Bee Hive state refs always got in the way, we all have that immaculate shot only to be ruined by a refs leg. But here in Idaho it's something else. ALWAYS, in the way and on top of that I've never been stepped on this much. You may ask yourself, "he's too close, just scoot back" well, I have. I'm actually up against the wall. I sat closer at Jazz games. So, in the spirit of mixing things up and getting unique angles I've begun trying new positions all over the gym. It's fun, safer, and most of all a little different.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


So...Yeah....I covered an assignment on putting down carpet. Then why do you ask do I have a small child in the picture? Well, because she was cute and curious about what it was I was doing. So I snapped this image and gave it to her mom as a thank you for letting me into her home for awhile.


Covered wrestling for the first time in a long time. Nothing really new here, got to hang with the sports guy who kept me really up to date with everything. Only covered 4 matches but received solid photo play. I guess I could mention how it was nice not to have 20 parents who all think they're photographers in my way. So yeah, overall it was good day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Girls and their Basketball

Intense game considering I only shot 8 minutes of it. Top image is classic Jerome defense while the other is the closest thing I've come up with in comparison to Chris Detrick's award-winning eye gouge shot. Be sure to check out his blog under my "peers" tab.

Funeral of a Garbage man

Interesting twist on a very common cultural tradition. Burial. Shot some video of this event as well.

New Ride?

Santa showed up at the Magic Valley Airport in a helicopter and treated disabled children to his lap and candy-canes. I won't lie, I did a lot of blinking back tears on this one, very emotional day for those kids and their smiles.

It's Here

Winter that is. I didn't have any assignments for the day which was odd, so I took the liberty to shoot a quick weather feature. Barns liter the countryside out here in Buhl so it doesn't take much to find one. This shot is taken two steps out of the front door.

Game On

Tough and Physical, that was the name of the game. Between afros and tattoos this was an action packed game. Wish I could have stayed for the whole thing.

A kitty kingdom

Took me awhile to find this place. Out in the middle of no where this was one man's kingdom. The story was how feral cats keep down the mice population out in the country. Without staging anything this is what I was able to come up with in about 20 minutes of shooting. I was picked up in the dirt driveway by an ATV with a roof on it. The inside was littered with Bud Light cans as the cowboy said, "I don't know what you want to shoot, but here I am". I smiled and replied, "Don't worry bout it, take me to the cats!"

Monday, December 14, 2009

Black Friday

Sorry I didn't get these up earlier. Getting up at 3A.M. sucked. Hell I didn't even get to shop. No matter it was fun to hangout with shoppers and drink hot coco in the wee hours. I got to go through the fire escape door in order to get ahead of everyone. Good times.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Trout Capital

A somewhat informative shoot with nice light. Everyone was really nice and it wasn't nearly as fishy as the processing plant I worked at up in Alaska.