Thursday, April 30, 2009


In a category I seldom find myself partaking in, here is one of the thousands of photographs I took on my trip around the US while covering the MU Men's basketball team.

Can you guess what it is?

(I'll inform you all in my next post what and where this actually is. That next post is coming tomorrow and is something I am very excited about showing and have been working on for a few weeks now...STRONGMAN!)

Monday, April 27, 2009

MU baseball

What a fantastic way to spend a Friday night. The weather was a gorgeous 75 degrees, a few clouds in the sky and a fun game to photograph. This was my first outing to MU's Taylor Stadium and the Tigers won with a score of 18-7 against Texas Tech. Here are two photos that didn't run:

To see other photos or read the game story on the Missourian, click here.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MMA: Ben Askren

Sometimes, between all the less exciting assignments, I get things I really enjoy. Yesterday granted me one of those opportunities. This is Ben Askren, former MU wrestler as well as US Olympian. He has a pro Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight this Saturday and here he is training for that event:

Monday, April 20, 2009

Strongman: who is he?

Here is my attempt at being tactfully secretive. I'm working on this story for the Missourian and as my final project. I have to say I am full out excited for it on several levels, but won't go into that right now. So here's a glimpse. No they aren't top notch but I don't want to spoil anything just yet.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pseudo mean-mugging

This little guy was off to the side of a dance-off at Douglas Park for an Easter party. He wasn't mad at me, despite what you may read from his facial expressions. And yes, he is looking directly at me - so much for being a fly on the wall.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Flash Failure

This is what happens when you sit right next to someone that has strobes in the rafters of the stadium:

This happened several times throughout the tournament, but none at more of such a great moment than this one.

For those of you that might not know how this happens:
The left side of the photo that looks normal is the correct exposure for the setting I had at the time. The right side of the photo is actually a different photographer's flash (that was placed somewhere in the rafters of the basketball stadium). What happened here was that other photographer took a shot at almost the exact same time that I did. So the results are half the picture being correct and half of it being dramatically overexposed because of his/her flash. It sucks that another photographer's shot ruined mine, but there is nothing you can really do about it. Nothing, that is, except to sit as far away from 'em as possible.