Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Too many dogs in my portraits?

Looking through the last year's worth of blog posts, I see that I did really poor job of updating (considering that I shot thousands of photos last year and only made 16 sporadic blog posts). Here's another random sampling from the last couple of months. I notice that people's dogs tend to make it into the shot when I'm doing portraits. I don't force it, I swear. The dogs just place themselves in the scene and I can't resist it. I've also got some baseball, scientists scanning the beach for dead birds, Raku pottery, a water lily, children watching Toy Story III, three shots from the 4th of July, a chef portrait, gastric bypass surgery, a librarian putting away books in the new library ahead of the start of school, and a scene from an opera.

Friday, September 10, 2010

One Year in Vero Beach

I started my staff photo job in Vero Beach on Sept. 1, 2009. On that day I was sent out to find a few feature shots and cover a fire that didn't amount to much. My main responsibility here is shooting for the Vero Beach 32963 weekly newspaper. However, I also shoot a lot for the online sister site Veronews.com. The Website has a little slideshow on the front page that is sized to a 360-pixel square. I don't usually shoot square photos so shooting for the site front was (and sometimes still is) a bit of a hurdle for me. I thought it might be fun to post a slideshow gallery of every photo that went on the 360px front from the last year. After weeding out a few super uninteresting sign photos and building mugs (not all of them) I've got 295 photos. You might notice some of the recurring news was: Vero Beach Electric Debate, Ira Hatch Trial, features of fishing, Friday night high school football and the beach sand replenishment project. I spent way too much time on this slideshow but there are a few keepers in there. So, if you've got the time, try cycling through the whole gallery. I even threw in some short captions to explain most of the shots. Here's to one year in Vero.

I thought the Soundslides looked kind of cool with all of these photos.
Veronews360 soundslide