Week One Done

Week 1 of my six month internship at the Janesville-Gazette is in the books. So far, each day has already offered some valuable learning moments, such as…get as much info for captions as possible, keep a pair of dry socks in the car (always) and don’t count on GPS. What I find most fascinating about […]

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Fake Candles and Politics

Candle-light vigils, no matter what they’re for, will pretty much always lead to a nice picture. So when I heard about the rally at the Capitol (yes, again) and the candle-light vigil, I thought I’d check it out, especially since I haven’t used my camera in what feels like ages (I think it’s been a […]

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A “Capitol” Idea

Today was interesting. I had a photoshoot with the UW Madhatters, an all-male a cappella group, to take some publicity photos for their upcoming Spring concert. I’ve been shooting the Madhatters for about 2 years now, and one thing I’ve found is that it is beginning to get very difficult to do anything new. Essentially […]

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Witnessing History

Today began simply enough; as I write this at 1:30Am, I strongly believe I witnessed something historical today. Not only for Wisconsin, but historical for politics around the United States. I am of course talking about the protests outside the State Capitol building in Madison, where exponentially larger crowds have descended on Capitol Square over […]

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Hipstamatic and Photojournalism

Concentrating in class has been hard today. My mind is in a tizzy trying to sort out the arguments for and against the POYi’s (Pictures of the Year International) award to Damon Winters for his feature story on soldier life in Afghanistan…which was shot with an iPhone and Hipstamatic app. Obviously this created an uproar […]

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Battle for Bascom

For the second time in two years, UW-Madison cancelled classes for a snow day. And for the second year in a row, thousands of UW students trudged up Bascom Hill carrying food trays full of snow, flags, sling-shots, hockey masks and wearing any sort of protective gear they can get their hands on. It’s the […]

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The Future of Documentary Photography

This past Wednesday a panel of analysts involved in different aspects of photojournalism and documentary photography gathered in New York to discuss the future of documentary photography. Finally Photoshelter put up the video of the discussion so I could watch it (albeit, a lengthy discussion). Basically I took away two huge things from the panelists’ […]

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Just a city boy

I went out on Monona Bay the other day to take pictures of ice fisherman. The photos are part of a photo essay I’m working on for Madison Magazine, to be published sometime during the summer. I’ve decided that Wisconsin fisherman are probably the nicest people on the planet. Each guy I approached not only […]

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