I took a photo from the top of the bleachers, little did I know it would be my last assignment for 171 days.
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
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
Super Moon over Chicago’s Willis Tower Sure it’s been awhile since the Super Moon rose up over Chicago, but when I was photographing it I had an idea last minute idea for a time lapse video and I’m just … Continued
It’s been a while since I’ve had an assignment to photograph a politician who held an office higher than a local school council, today it just happened to be the Governor of Illinois, Pat Quinn. He’s not the most animated person in … Continued
Find a complete gallery of the Fenwick vs De La Salle game here. As the final game of the 2012 Illinois high school football regular season got underway, I knew it was something special and that in the years following … Continued