Looking back: Kids in costumes
Looking back: Kids in costumes

There are few things better than a kid wearing a costume out in public. It doesn’t matter whether the costume was bought or homemade, or whether it’s part of a massive commercial trend or something personal and kitschy. The important part is that the kid feels comfortable, and maybe empowered, in that costume. Also, they’re […]

Looking back: Basketball family
Looking back: Basketball family

Last Saturday, reporter Steve and I covered a high school basketball doubleheader at Kennard-Dale. But instead of writing a typical gamer piece, Steve was assigned to find and write a feature story. Fortunately, he arrived prepared with a tip: A brother and sister would be starting for each of Kennard-Dale’s teams in the doubleheader. Then, […]

Eileen’s favorites of 2014
Eileen’s favorites of 2014

I don’t take nearly as many photos every year as the other photographers on staff. I spend more of my time in a warm office writing emails and going to meetings, while they’re out there in the rain and sun lugging equipment everywhere. Believe me, as a former staff photographer I appreciate what they go […]

Chris’s 2014 favorites
Chris’s 2014 favorites

This fall, the GameTimePA.com crew pulled off a massive project that culminated in a week’s worth of high school all-star coverage. For each fall sport, the staff selected one cross-divisional team comprised of the best, hardest-working athletes. Then, in a process that can only be compared to herding cats, GameTimePA.com editor Jess Sprenkle scheduled photo […]

Jason Plotkin: 2014 photo & video favorites
York city firefighter Tony Caruso, rear, and Pa. State Police fire marshall Brad Dunham stand atop the ladder truck as they douse a hot spot of one of the buildings on West Philadelphia Street following an early morning arson fire on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News

Time o’ year for favorite photo & video. I’m in an interesting zone in my career. Covering York for over 20-years, I’ve gained enough trust with some emergency departments in the county where I am allowed access to photograph from areas I couldn’t early in my career. Unfortunately, the everyday wear and tear on my […]

Paul Kuehnel – 2014 favorite photos
A museum in Washington D.C., an old train shed in Pennsylvania and Times Square.  ( Photos by Paul Kuehnel )

The super-wide image has more in common with human vision than a standard framed photo. We scan our environment with our eyes, breaking it up into pieces. It is our brain that assembles the story. The super-wide splices all the information from our field of vision, warped and morphed into one flat package.

Kate Penn – Best of 2014
Pennsylvania democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf holds out his hand to potential voters at the 69th Street Transportation Center in Upper Darby on election day Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News

‘Tis the season for list after list of “Best ______ of 2014″. To kick it off for us here at the Look blog, here’s my favorite photo and video from the past year. I spent election day following around then democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf. He started at a train station just outside of […]

Looking back: The YAIAA Cheerleading Championships, once again
Looking back: The YAIAA Cheerleading Championships, once again

The YAIAA Cheerleading Championships are reliably visually interesting, but when you’ve covered it three consecutive years, it’s time to try something different. I wasn’t able to play around too much with covering the competition differently than I have in years past, since I had to rush to cover a basketball game immediately after the awards, […]

Looking back: Day of thanks, day of giving
Looking back: Day of thanks, day of giving

It’s often the journalist’s lot in life to work nights, weekends and holidays, but I generally don’t mind it. Working second shift (afternoon into the evening) means I get to photograph in daylight but still cover nighttime activities. Saturday is the last day of my work week, but that’s cool because weekend assignments take on […]

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