St. Joe’s Strikes Again
Kaylee Bandow, 13, plays outside in the rain in front of empty stalls at St. Joseph's Carnival in Springettsbury Township Thursday, June 12, 2014. Rides were cancelled and small games and food were moved inside for the day because of poor weather.  Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

I photograph the St. Joseph’s Carnival pretty much every year, and I always really enjoy it. Small, handmade games, the nuns and brothers looking completely out of place next to gawdy, brightly lit rides, it’s a gem. So I was bummed when I found out they were cancelling rides and moving small games inside tonight [...]

Looking back: The rare gymnastics assignment
Looking back: The rare gymnastics assignment

It’s not often that I get to photograph gymnastics. I think the last time I did, it was for a story on an exchange program at a local gym. The time before that was when I was in college and photographing the university’s gymnastics meets. Gymnastics is probably the sport I most enjoy watching during [...]

Inspiring teen journalist video storytelling
Inspiring teen journalist video storytelling

Jason Plotkin and I collaborated on teaching teens video storytelling. The teens are part of a program called Teen Takeover at the York Daily Record/Sunday News. The program is to teach teens the ropes of print and magazine writing. Plotkin had the idea to work with some students who were willing to learn video. Haley [...]

Looking back: Three graduations in three days
Looking back: Three graduations in three days

‘Tis the season for high school graduations. My usual trick to photographing graduations is to arrive early and cover the grads getting ready and walking or to arrive late and cover the ceremony and the celebratory reunions afterwards. Now that we’re shooting for more pictures from each graduation, I arrive early, stay late and follow [...]

Throw back Thursday 2006
Throw back Thursday 2006

Post by Jason Plotkin Here is an image I got during some pretty horrible flooding in 2006. There are some people who reacted that I had no business taking this photograph of this man who had driven into a flooded road. I would make the case that this photo represents more than this unfortunate person. [...]

Looking back: Track and field
Looking back: Track and field

The spring sports season really snuck up on me, as it does every year. Photographer Kate and I talked last week about how we’ve each shot a lot of one sport and not much of another. For example, Kate happened to photograph quite a bit of track and field this season, while I covered a [...]

Looking back: Prom
Looking back: Prom

The Daily Record — technically, an army of freelancers, with some help from my photo editor and me — started shooting York County proms this year, to an overwhelming positive response from the community. My editors did their best to assign the dozen or so proms out to freelancers in order to keep the staff [...]

Bella
Bella is just one of two little dogs hanging out at Crystal Ball Brewing.

Meet Bella, the ferocious(ly adorable) brewery dog. Crystal Ball Brewing just got their PLCB license, and have a debut event set for May 22 at White Rose Bar & Grill, as well as plans to be a the Taste of PA beer garden. I’m excited to try their coconut porter, but was even more excited [...]

Looking back: Spring Forward fashion show 2014
Looking back: Spring Forward fashion show 2014

It’s pretty difficult to come out of an assignment like a dress rehearsal or fashion show and not have any decent images. But that can also mean it’s easy to just photograph whatever is right in front of you, and to not work the hell out of the situation. I photographed the Spring Forward fashion [...]

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