Archive for November, 2012
A picture can be just words
A picture can be just words

(Paul Kuehnel) A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes a detail photo can be just words. It’s always a challenge each year to illustrate hunting stories when assigned to the butcher shop. This photo rolled up just as the butcher sliced into the side of a deer spilling out at least a gallon of infected green puss. The experienced butcher said, “this is the most disgusting thing I have ever seen.” I was happy to find a second photo to compliment my main (sanitized) photo of individual deer heads wrapped in a plastic garbage bags packed in barrels to illustrate a story about testing for Chronic Wasting Disease.

Photobombed
Photobombed

Myra Latif watches her granddaughter four days a week while her daughter is in school. Today, that meant bringing 2-year-old Zariah Casey to a new transitional housing program for homeless men in York. I was there to photograph the women in charge and their interaction with the men. Zariah was there to photobomb. There is […]

The best images of an event are often before “the event” happens
The best images of an event are often before “the event” happens

(Paul Kuehnel) It’s common for people to arrange “photo opportunities” for journalists. It appears to have begun in Texas during the 1940’s with the phrase. “say cheese”. Often the best moments illustrating the event are found outside the confines of the event. with VIDEO

Spooky night on High Street captured with a smartphone
Spooky night on High Street captured with a smartphone

(Paul Kuehnel) Spooky night photo shot with a Samsung Galaxy SII and uploaded via WordPress for Android. Emigsville, Pennsylvania

Sharing the world I love with the people I love
Sharing the world I love with the people I love

Post by Jason Plotkin I got to do one of my favorite things today with one of my favorite people. I was asked to speak to a group of students about being a photojournalist and I was lucky enough that my 11-year-old daughter Hannah was off school today and came with me. One of the […]

Subtle Veterans Day moments in a casual world, with VIDEO
Subtle Veterans Day moments in a casual world, with VIDEO

( Paul Kuehnel )Veterans who served after the Vietnam War often attend Veterans Day events without the formal uniforms of their fathers. It’s a reflection of society as a whole and not to their passion. We don’t wear hats and gloves to formal events. We are a more casual society. A photographer must look harder beyond the show of metals and cloth to the subtle moments of body language of the heroes who now blend into the crowd.with VIDEO

Obama’s election night speech creates change – in the paper
Suzanne Gates, right, reacts to the announcement that Obama won Pennsylvania during an election night party thrown by Democrats at the Holiday Inn in West Manchester Township. 
DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS -- JASON PLOTKIN

  Election night in a newsroom has it’s own unique pace. You come in late (say 3 pm) and check out the early photos from the day at the polls. Then there’s usually a late news meeting (5:45 pm this year). You get some pizza and discuss the upcoming evening with the photographers as they […]

UPDATED: Hard work at Boys Club football practice
UPDATED: Hard work at Boys Club football practice

Every month, a photographer works on a photo-centric story for the Living section. There are 12 months and four photographers, which means each of us does at least three of these visual-heavy stories a year. For last November’s gallery, I shot a football story by covering many aspects of a single West York football game. […]

A critical election issue
A critical election issue

The day before yesterday’s election mania, editor Eileen emailed us photographers a run-down of what she expected from us. Among other things, she asked me, “What video can you do that will still have legs tomorrow?” “Tomorrow” being, the day after election day. I was stumped. What kind of election day video can one make […]

Quickly finding an interesting photo in a line of voters
Quickly finding an interesting photo in a line of voters

It’s dawn, it’s cold, the line of people will disappear as soon at the door opens and you needed a web update 10 minutes ago with VIDEO

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