Wednesday, December 6, 2017

3A Football State Championship Tacoma Dome


Shot from the hip with a D7100, it can focus in this light even when
shot from the hip.

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 Coach Corey Sampson
First Black coach in Washington state to take a team
to the championships.



Squeezed











Thursday, October 19, 2017

Awards

Here are four of the five awards that I have recently won for my photojournalism:




Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Football Shelton at North Thurston



As the season progresses I find myself getting into a nice groove.  Only one more home game left though.  These pictures were taken at South Sound Stadium.  SSS is  dark stadium with flickering lights, it might be darker than Shelton but at  least the light is uniform, no black holes other than in the end zones.







Sunday, October 15, 2017

2017 WNPA Better Newspaper Contest

I just found out that I won four awards at the 2017 WNPA Better Newspaper Contest this weekend.
I won first place for Color Breaking news with one of my fire photos. I won second place for Black and White Photo Essay with my alpaca photos, and I got second place for Color Sports Action with one of my wrestling photos. We also won a shared second place award for Humor in Adverstising for my photo of the Shelton Varsity Bowlers.
These are state wide awards for photos I took in our community.
Our paper the Mason County Journal won first place for General Excellence again this year. That means the Mason County Journal is the best weekly newspaper in the state!
first place for Color Breaking news 

Second place for Color Sports Action

Second place for Black and White Photo Essay

Shared second place award for Humor in Adverstising,
shared with  Journal Staff who laid out the page