Sunday, September 26, 2010

Features Week 3

Karen Horton of Scottsville, Ky. pets her dog, Levi, prior to the annual wiener dog race at the Kentucky Downs in Franklin.

Willie Taggart, head coach of the Western Kentucky University football team, leads a group of students through campus to the football stadium prior to WKU's home opener. Taggart spoke to hundreds of tailgating students to get them excited for the game against Indiana University.

Sports Week

Ravenwood libero Micaela Bailey (#10) makes a pass during a game against the Greenwood Gators in Bowling Green, Ky. Ravenwood would defeat Greenwood and win the Greenwood Invitational tournament.

Western Kentucky Middle Fielder Christen Sims rushes down the field during a game against South Missouri State. WKU won the game 1-0.

Players of the Western Kentucky soccer team celebrate after Mallory Outerbridge (#16) scored the lone goal of a game against Southeast Missouri State on September 17, 2010 in Bowling Green, Ky.

Features Week 2

25-year-old Russell Gonzales kicks around a hacky sack with his friends as they wait for the midnight release of the highly anticipated video game Halo: Reach.

Fred Dent practices batting with his son, Ryan at Kereiakes Park in Bowling Green, Ky. "He and his [twin] sister have games every week, so we are usually here every weekend," he says. Dent had a chance to play professionally before a torn rotator cuff ended his career. "I'm just trying to pass on what I know to my kids."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

One Weeks Work

My first assignment for Practicum was one weeks work. We had 4 categories (Feature, News, Portrait pertaining to news, and Sports action) to shoot in precisely a week. I had more fun this week than I have had in a long time and am so happy to be shooting again. Here's to kicking off what is hopefully going to be one of the best years of my life!

Bahome Ishakembe, 16, practices stopping shots from Ooreh Reh (right) and Melvin Flores, 12, at Preston S. Miller Park in Bowling Green, Ky. The boys are a few of many that come to the park everyday to play pick up soccer and goof around after school.

Bowling Green, Ky. resident Keith Keown, 42, eats a free lunch at the Salvation Army's soup kitchen. "I'm here Monday through Friday for going on five years now," he says. Keown worked construction for over twenty years before suffering an injury that forced him out of work.

Sedin Agic is an Imam at the Islamic Center of Bowling Green in Ky. "I love what I do and we have a great relationship with the community around us," Agic says. "It speaks to the nature of the people here, that we can have so many cultures here at once."

Franklin-Simpson Wildcats quarter back Max Bennett (#9) tackles Bowling Green Purples defensive back Jack Miller (#23) after Miller picked up a fumble during a Franklin-Simpson possession. The Purples shut out the Wildcats 35-0, continuing their undefeated streak to three games.

Features Week #1

One of my photo classes this semester is Practicum, where we study by shooting as much as we can in a semester. Learn by doing. For the next 15 weeks I will have 3 feature photos due along with whatever my assignment is for that week. The posts will be coming often to make up for the lack of updating over the past year. Here are my features for the first week.

Melissa Sorrell plays with her nieces, Ella Rose and Molly Kenney, 6 and 3 at the Russlle Sims Aquatic Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Sorrell, of Nashville, Tenn. tried to come up once a week to visit her nieces, who live in Owensboro, Ky.

Bowling Green, Ky. resident Kevin Lashley, 31, nears the finish line of a 5k sponsored by the Bowling Green Noon Lions Club. The run, titled Run for Sight, benefited sight conservation in Bowling Green and has been an annual event for 21 years.

Luiz and Abi Martinez, 17 and 12, play with their sister across from La Luz Del Mundo church. They boys, along with their parents, cook and sell food everyday across the street from the church in order to raise money for it.