Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Former Topeka photographers surprise former DOP

Some may have worked for less than three years under Director of Photography, Rich Clarkson, but 35 former Topeka Capital-Journal photographers took time out to drop in on their former boss now living in Eugene, Oregon.

The reunion was the brainchild of Brian Lanker who along with Carl Davaz, deputy managing editor of The Register-Guard in Eugene, compiled a 250-page book of photographs taken by Clarkson and the reunion's attendees. The gallery is well worth your time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kodachrome: The Final Frames

Those who still talk about the good old days can all feel a little older now after reading about the last roll of Kodachrome which has now been processed. The images were taken by Steve McCurry in New york City and India. The final three frames were taken in Parsons, Kansas, home to Dwayne's Photo the last lab in the world to still able to process Kodachrome.

Full story

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Region 4 clip contest results

With four of the first six months judged we check in on the NPPA Region 4 Monthly Clip Contest results.

The usual suspects can be found among the winners in April. Barbara Perenic from the Springfield News-Sun placed first and second in Sports. Mike Ullery from the Piqua Daily Call placed first in Spot News with reigning Region 4 POY Marshall Gorby from Springfield placing second and third in the category.

Less than 90 points separate the top five photographers in the point standings with Ryan Garza from the Flint (MI) Journal in first place.

April Results

Spot News
1st - Mike Ullery, Piqua Daily Call, “Rescue”
2nd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Fire Man”
3rd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Lightning Fire”

General News
1st - Kendra Stanley-Mills, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Hearts broken”
2nd - Kendra Stanley-Mills, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Tax Day Tea Party”
3rd - Doug McSchooler, “Spreading Beauty”

Feature/Single Picture
1st - Dania Maxwell, Ohio University, “Jack Halbirt”
2nd - Aaron Borton, Freelance, “Balloon Glimmer”
3rd - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star, “How Low Can You Go?”

Feature/Multiple Picture
1st - Kendra Stanley-Mills, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Shelter skelter”
2nd - Aaron Borton, Freelance, “Prom Proud”
3rd - Nick Dentamaro, The Jackson Citizen Patriot, “Kit Young Bulldogs”

Sports
1st - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun, “Safe at Third”
2nd - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun, “He "Nose" Tennis”
3rd - Ashley Conti, The Saginaw News, “High Jump”


Point standings through April
1st - Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal - 258
2nd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun - 250
3rd - Kendra Stanley-Mills, The Muskegon Chronicle -230
4th - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star - 220
5th - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun - 170
6th - Chet White, The News and Advance -146
7th - John Tully, Concord Monitor - 134
8th - Nathaniel Morgan, The Midland Daily News - 126
9th - Nick Dentamaro, The Jackson Citizen Patriot - 96
10th - Tracy Boulian, Tracy Boulian Photography - 92

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Designing the exit of LeBron James

With the LeBron James' free agent circus behind us the story about how the story was presented in Cleveland has now been shared by assistant managing editor David Kordalski in an interview by Charles Apple on Poynter Online.

The day after "the decision" front page presentation by The Plain Dealer has gotten rave reviews from the journalism community. It was a bitter pill to swallow for Cavaliers fans so I'm not sure if this front page will be one the local readers hold on to even though it conveyed the emptiness that most fans felt following the announcement that the "King" was taking his high flying act to South Beach.

Apple shared his views on how other Ohio newspapers played the story on his VisualEditors.com blog. Sister papers Medina and Elyria were well received by Apple, not so for Columbus and Akron. There are also pages from south Florida and the other cities in the LeBron sweepstakes.