Photography/Design

Talking about community journalism at a rural school in Japan, Mo.

Talking about community journalism at a school in Japan.

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Canada geese stand on melting ice during a winter warm-up. Missouri. 12/26/2013

 

I photographed my dog in natural light and added a simple line of text for a microchip ad.

I photographed a dog in natural light and added a simple line of text for a microchip ad. Oct. 2013.

Canada geese fly by a full moon while shooting a photo for bridge construction story.

Canada geese fly by a full moon while shooting a photo for a bridge construction story.

Fishing in the Mekong, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Fishing in the Mekong, Color and reflections add to the effect. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Fishing in the Mekong River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2013

Fishing in the Mekong River. Light and color add to effect. Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2013

Suicidal man handcuffed to prevent jump. (W.K. Sites/Sullivan Journal)

Suicidal man handcuffed to prevent jump. Don’t show face in mental health stories. (W.K. Sites/Sullivan Journal)

Gondola on Black/Virgin Mtn. in Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Gondola on Black/Virgin Mtn. in Tay Ninh, Vietnam

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Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

Cao Dai Temple, Tay Ninh, Vietnam

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Motorbikes on a Phnom Penh street.

Motorbikes on a Phnom Penh street.

A Cambodian flag on a fishing boat, Phnom Penh.

A Cambodian flag on a fishing boat, Phnom Penh.

Sullivan High School students bow during a prayer at the candlelight memorial service held just hours after Elisha Funston, a sophomore at SHS, was killed in an automobile accident.

Feb. 2, 2012 cover using old and new gas price photos inside an illustration. This wasn’t our main story, but it was the best choice for rack presentation.

Winter weather and overpasses make for interesting photos.

Convergence agreements help community newspapers get attention. Here we shared photos that went nationwide.

Only an aerial seemed to do justice to the new track at the local high school.

Perspective. It’s all about perspective. (cover foto shot with a cheap Canon A490)

Community news journalists can stay out of the way with a good long lens. (Canon EF 70-200 IS USM)

Photo entry for Franklin County Sheriff’s Dept./magazine shoot.

Cover photo shot at the last minute. Be resourceful!!!

To illustrate the proliferation of fast-food along the interstate, I shot a night aerial.

Covering the media is news in hyper-local community news.

Story about geese overpopulation. I anticipated the crossing, but not the traffic. Very popular A1 photo.

Facial expressions can be very powerful.

Background is crucial to some photos. Coloring – such as sepia – is good for magazines, but not newspapers

Why all community journalists must carry a long lens. (Photo:Child severely injured in auto accident)

Swearing-in ceremony at state capitol. Flag adds to perspective and atmosphere.

Getting the message across without exposing identity of someone detained, but not charged.

Construction sites often provides stark angles and cool opportunities for photography

Who says the photo has to have a ball in it? Change angles, change perspective.

Fast objects demand fast shutter speeds and higher ISO settings. Panning also helps.

Relentlessly local community journalism!

When the message matters more than the individual – get close!

Fatal heroin overdose. Stay back when shooting hypersensitive breaking stories, but get in position early

Shut-in or hope? The light sets the mood

Look to nature for texture shots.

Ultralight flies above a windmill for story on rural airports. Perspective!

Look for angles and shots that portray more than just a face

People in fire shots create perspective and sense of place

Cicada exoskeleton silhouetted against the setting sun (For a story on the 13-year cicada invasion)

Perspective

Two women talking underneath the St. Louis Arch. The photo has many uses for ads, etc.

Veteran’s Day

Intern Stephanie at the Sullivan Journal office. A community newspaper is a great place to learn the trade.

Aerial photography over flooded Meramec River.

Teaching journalism at University of Nevada, Reno

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