October 31, 2009

Rodeo Outtake

Meet Ian Mathes, my photo subject for the week. This didn't make the cut for the story so I get to subject ya'll to it. Yes, that's right, I said ya'll. Back to Michigan tomorrow.

October 23, 2009


I had two personal goals for the Dow volleyball game last night: to get a portfolio image and to write more complete captions. The caption writing I'm still working on, but I met one goal. After losing the first game against Bay City Western, Dow won the next three. The team was ecstatic, and some of them were pretty emotional. Chalk up a W, Dow is going to districts.

October 17, 2009

Bullock Creek Equestrian

While the Bullock Creek football team may be struggling this year, the equestrian team certainly isn't. This year is the third straight year that they've competed at States. I got to hang out with them for a few hours yesterday to make some images.

October 13, 2009

Right before...

...getting a loitering ticket. Guess we should have read the sign.

So I should probably elaborate a little on the circumstances of said ticket. This photo was taken in front of the old train depot of a wedding party who thought the building was an interesting as we did. The ticket came on our way out, when we pulled into a vacant lot behind the building. We didn't see the sign, as it was just after sunset. Within five minutes of being in the parking lot, a train station security officer arrived and informed us of our trespass. Apparently, no grace is given to outsiders.

Update: 12.15.09 - The charge was dropped.

October 10, 2009

Bullock Creek Football

Last night was my second attempt at shooting high school football for the Midland Daily News. Unlike last week, where it only sprinkled in the second quarter, the rain was light but steady. Another change from last week is that the D3 I was using worked, which was vital as the Bullock Creek field isn't lit nearly as well as Midland High's.

(Bullock Creek lost. It was a David vs. Goliath type game, except that David got stomped on. Creek had half as many players as Shepherd, and most of their guys played offense and defense. They had a lot of heart.)

October 9, 2009

Light it up

Yesterday Ryan showed me how to set up strobes to light a gym. It was so much better than my usual "1600 and a prayer" method. Here are the results.