Looking back: South Western’s Swimming Relays
Tout video editing grows up
Looking back: Open wide
From the left Tom Wolf, greets former governors Tom Corbett and Ed Rendell during the inauguration of Tom Wolf in Harrisburg Tuesday January 20, 2015.  Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News
Looking back: Snow child
Looking back: South Western’s Swimming Relays
Looking back: South Western’s Swimming Relays

I wrote last week that it’s rare that I get to photograph a swim meet as a feature. Well, I got to do it again on Saturday, when South Western hosted its 36th annual relays. I swam competitively when I was much, much younger, so a lot of those memories came back full force as […]

Tout video editing grows up
Tout video editing grows up

The bread and butter journalism video has evolved into short, quick, almost live along with the popularity of YouTube, Vine and Instagram videos.

For the past couple months, I have found myself editing video often in the Tout iOS app on a tablet, even when the content originates in a DSLR.

Looking back: Open wide
Looking back: Open wide

Warning: I’m about to indulge in some shop talk. A few years ago, the annual Pictures of the Year International photojournalism competition debuted a new category, “One Week’s Worth.” Below is the category description and criteria for entries: The spirit of One Week’s Work is to honor the general assignment photojournalist who best demonstrates versatility […]

Historical line of leaders
From the left Tom Wolf, greets former governors Tom Corbett and Ed Rendell during the inauguration of Tom Wolf in Harrisburg Tuesday January 20, 2015.  Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News

(Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News)
It’s always an interesting moment to record a group of political leaders that served the same office at different times. All the campaigning against each other, the history of the time periods they served, compresses into one visual moment. The reactions are riveting, even if it is a very public moment for the cameras.

Looking back: Snow child
Looking back: Snow child

Not gonna lie: Some days, I feel like this kid: Especially on cold, windy days where I have to work outside in the wind and snow. Fortunately (knock on wood), there haven’t been too many of those days so far this winter, which has been relatively mild. More pictures from last week:

Looking back: Firefighters’ final shifts
Looking back: Firefighters’ final shifts

The York City Fire Department lost eight firefighter positions — four of which were vacant — effective Jan. 1, thanks to budget cuts approved by York City Council. When I learned I was assigned to photograph two of the soon-to-be-laid-off firefighters on their final shifts on Dec. 31, I was initially apprehensive. Usually, when we […]

A good idea turns into a good stomping
Kids ready themselves for the dropping of the balloons during the New Years Eve celebration at Central Market on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.  Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News

Post by Jason Plotkin Every once in a while I get a good idea. Or at least what I think is a good idea. I was covering the children’s New Year’s Eve celebration at Central Market on Wednesday evening. It was getting close to the 8pm balloon drop and I thought it might be neat […]

Looking back: Penn State in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl
Looking back: Penn State in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl

Last weekend, I photographed my first Penn State football bowl game, which happened to be the first bowl for many of the players as well. A few pictures: And pictures from my only non-Penn State assignment from last week:

Paul Kuehnel – 2014 favorite videos
Paul Kuehnel – 2014 favorite videos

I processed 242 videos so far this year in the ever morphing world of journalism video, far more than in my first year of publishing online video in 2001. Since my first published, Flash based time-lapse video 13 years ago, more refined long-form video has compressed into shorter clips. Quick storytelling with an emphasis on quick posting in the ever increasing compression of time, expansion of information, and shortening of attention spans.

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