Kentucky Standard named best in its class in statewide competition

Took first place in feature photo for this shot from the Nelson County Fair.

The Kentucky Standard was named best multi-weekly newspaper in the state at the Kentucky Press Association’s 2013 Winter Convention.

We took home first place for General Excellence, which is calculated based on the number of individual awards the paper wins.

Below is the news article we ran on the results with links to the winning entries: Continue reading Kentucky Standard named best in its class in statewide competition

2012 All-American Bowl

photocrati galleryIn early January I traveled to San Antonio for the Army to shoot photos of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. In its 12th year, the game features the top high school football players from around the country and boasts such distinguished alumni as Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez and C.J. Spiller, just to name a few.

My job was to document a lot of the activities involved in the Army’s outreach effort off the field, but I did get a chance to shoot the first half of the football game and I also spent half a day with the marching band while it practiced. What I miss most from my days as a photojournalist is shooting sports. I’m a little rusty, but I got a couple photos I thought were worth sharing.

The marching band was also fun to shoot. I love shooting musicians and their instruments, and the weather and light was glorious the day I was out there.