One of the last years I was sent out to cover a lot of community events. High school sports as always has a big showing in my best of the year.
As I go through the archive of images I have, number one I’m grateful for the digital age. Besides making getting images to the publications I shoot for easier (not to mention no longer having to drive to office after … Continued
As the decade comes to a close I wanted to do a look back on my favorite photojournalism images I’ve taken from the past 10 years. Considering I wasn’t doing as much freelance work in the 2000s (the first 10 … Continued
The last full moon of the decade rising over Lake Michigan, as seen from the shoreline of Chicago, Illinois. I rarely get out to shoot pretty pictures like this. After watching the almost full moon come up over the lake … Continued
On September 11th, 2001, I was just 2 years out of photo school, pretty much only shooting sports, and I don’t have a single picture from that day. However with the 11th being a Tuesday, that meant Friday night was only 3 days away. So as I headed off to shoot high school football, the events of earlier in the week were heavily on my mind.
When My Most Popular Photos Are Out Of Focus They say you rarely go viral for the the posts you want. To be honest I hardly consider the number of likes and retweets I received on one of my recent … Continued
On 9/11 we all gave our own blood. This is not a metaphor, thousands of us physically gave blood beyond the first responders and victims of 9/11 and I think the saddest legacy of 9/11 is each year we remember and relive the … Continued
Facebook Is Doing More Than Just Recognizing Faces In Photos Alt Tags in image metadata may be telling search engines more than you want to them to know First; what is an “alt” tag? Without being to wonky, an alt … Continued
In High School Sports, The Best Photos Don’t Always Make It To The Paper In the world of professional sports photography you live & die by your ability to get the pivotal moment of a game captured in your frame. We … Continued
Why My First Front Page For A Major Daily Newspaper Was A Huge Letdown Or, how incredibly awkward the situation created by the Chicago Sun Times photo staff layoff was. First I want to go on record, I’m completely grateful that … Continued