Looking back: Bowl-eligible
Looking back: Bowl-eligible

When writing these weekly retrospective blog posts, I try to avoid highlighting Penn State football too often. The weeks I do photograph a game, it’s easy and tempting to just focus on that one (large) assignment for this blog, but I like to challenge myself to look a little more closely at my everyday assignments from […]

Looking back: Governor-elect Tom Wolf
Looking back: Governor-elect Tom Wolf

Almost 10 months ago, I didn’t know what Tom Wolf looked like. Reporter Ed and I had arrived at Lehigh University, where the Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidates would take part in a forum. We were waiting for Wolf — a York County native who still lives in the house in which he was born, in […]

Reminding me who my audience is…
Reminding me who my audience is…

Post by Jason Plotkin I love election nights. People make fun of me because I always say it. Most photographers think of this night as a visual bore, but I come from a different perspective. I love the challenge of finding something interesting in what others may see as mundane. And believe me, election night […]

Looking back: Maryland’s first Big Ten game against Penn State
Looking back: Maryland’s first Big Ten game against Penn State

Usually, when Penn State is (on the verge of) losing a football game, I join the other field photographers in looking for signs of frustration, dejection or gritted teeth among the Nittany Lion players and staff. Last week, I instead looked toward the opposing — the winning — team. Maryland was playing its first Big Ten […]

Looking back: A Yorktastic wedding
Looking back: A Yorktastic wedding

People often ask if I photograph weddings. I answer I’ve photographed a few, but I typically work for the newspaper on Saturdays and so am not in the position to market myself as a wedding photographer. As I learned last week, though, sometimes working for the newspaper on Saturdays means you end up covering a […]

Sunnyside Farm Dogs
Sunnyside Farm Dogs

There is little I love more than farm dogs…except farm dogs casually interacting with/ignoring giant turkeys. The dogs at Sunnyside Farm in Dover roam the fields keeping away would-be predators, sleep as turkeys feed next to them, and spend their time being all-around adorable. Want to know more about these turkeys and/or see more photos? […]

A change of plans leads to a special moment
Penn State coach James Franklin greets fans before PSU's 31-24 double OT loss to Ohio State at State College on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News

Post by Jason Plotkin I wasn’t even planning on being there. And when I was, I was planning on leaving early. I’m sure glad I stayed. You see, I was covering Penn State against Ohio State this past weekend and I needed to get a photograph for a future story by Evening Sun reporter Mike […]

Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor
Looking back: York Symphony Orchestra’s new conductor

I have vague memories, growing up, of my dad playing classical music very loudly on his record player. My family tolerated years of my older brother’s violin lessons until he had spent enough years practicing that it became easy listening — and then he decided he was done with the violin. At my grandma’s house, the […]

Two days, three dumpsters
Here I am. Standing in a dumpster. Like a stinky crazy person. Photo by YDR reporter Hannah Sawyer

Post by Jason Plotkin There are days when this job really stinks. And on the last two days, I think I’ve taken that stink home with me. Yesterday, I met up with York Daily Record reporter Hannah Sawyer on Walnut Street in York to do a story about the cleanup efforts of that neighborhood. A […]

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