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7/31/12

A slower day for photography, but I went out and shot a story on a boxing club that trains beneath a bar. The lighting was atrocious, but I think I did pretty well considering!

Boxing

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7/30/12

HOT! It was so very, very hot this day. The thermometer was no indication of how incredibly sweltering it was here. For instance, the thermometer read 89 in the morning, but the heat index was at 105 … ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE!! Of course, as luck would have it, I had to spend the vast majority of the day out in the sauna they call weather here. I started out the day shooting portraits for an ad, then I shot a house being moved through downtown. This was followed by football practice at a local high school then photos of that same school’s newly renovated elementary school library. This was followed by a photo for a group of horse riders who made a charitable donation to a local group (to be used for Camp Sunshine … for those of you who have been following my blog). I then went from there to shoot another high school’s football practice. I was beat by the end of the day and dehydrated to the point of cramping (I was just unable to keep up with the amount of water I would have had to be consuming to keep hydrated). Welcome to a Mississippi summer!

Ad Portrait

House Moving

Parklane Football Practice

Parklane Library Renovation

Donation Photograph

McComb Football Practice


7/28/12

A busy Saturday! Got a call from a friend about a major wreck on the Interstate. I shot out there to cover it and turned out it was two adults and four children rolled in a minivan. Everyone was transported to the hospital, but no one sustained any major injuries. I then had to go cover a pep rally where the New Orleans Saints cheerleaders (the Saintsations) came. Busy, busy Saturday.

Wreck

Saintsations


7/27/12

A whole lot of driving this day! My photographing for the day started out with covering a jack-knifed truck on the Interstate. The rest of my day was spent driving all over the place with a writer for a couple assignments. I had to drive out to a “local” high school for media day to shoot some portraits and get some head shots for possible future stories. From there we went up to another county’s courthouse to document a Tuskegee airman receiving a Congressional Gold Medal (technically a bronze replica as the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the gold medal as a group, so the original gold medal resides in the Smithsonian). A cool day with a LOT of driving (over 120 miles all told), but I got to shake hands with a Tuskegee Airman … Pretty sweet!

Truck

Football Players

Tuskegee Airman


7/20/12

I had a feature shoot this day and a story about a walker. The local recreation department puts on a day camp-esque event each year called Mini Park (don’t ask me why it’s called that) where they have different activities for kids. I covered the last day when they had a water slide set up (essentially a giant sheet of plastic with water and soap on it). Got some cool shots of kids and counselors going for a fun ride. The day ended with a shoot of a lady who lost 215 lbs walking at a local walking path.

Water Slide

Walker


7/19/12

Busy day … Got in early to edit some photos then got to work shooting. I started with an advertising shoot for the local school district. This was followed by a shot of a swim team with their medals, followed immediately with dress rehearsal for a children’s theater workshop. I then went out and took a portrait of the deputy director of recreation at an outdoors archery course. Following that I went out to get a portrait of a new local high school principal and to snag a cover shot for an upcoming back to school special section. on my way back to the office I got a quick shot of an egret on the side of the road. Some good photos for a busy day.

School Ad

Swim Team

Children’s Theater

Archery Portrait

High School Principal

Cover Shot

(Get it?! Apple and Apple?!)

Egret


7/17/12

I was bouncing around a lot this day. My weekly hours were getting tight and, in order to leave enough time for Wednesday to get my work done, I had to take odd breaks throughout the day to work with it. The day started with a shot to preview a groups Stuff-the-Bus event that is coming up. I then had to shoot down to Magnolia to cover a box fan donation and then a portrait hanging in the courthouse. This was followed by a break until 6 when I went to cover a world class drum and bugle corps from New Jersey that was stopping in town to practice for a competition they were heading to in Louisiana. I then ran over and covered another Dixie Youth baseball game. The team who was ahead in the series won the first game in a decent time so I was able to get off at a reasonable time and preserve what few hours I had left in the week for Wednesday.

Stuff-the-Bus

Box Fan Donations

Portrait Hanging

Drum and Bugle Corps

Dixie Youth