The ONPA Buckeye Television Seminar was a rousing success earlier this month at WDTN-TV in Dayton with about 30 photojournalists attending. The goal was to motivate people to become better at their craft and to remind them that being an active member of ONPA can aid in this continuing endeavor.
Presenters included, Michell Michael, 2010 NPPA Solo Video Journalist of the Year, Kris Sproles, WDTN-TV, Ali Ghanbari and David Bradford from WJW-TV, and Andy Hirsch and Jeff Ritter from WBNS-TV. Each shared their experiences and techniques that have enabled them to have the successful careers they have had.
Work schedules being what they are not everyone who would have like to attended was able to. Fear not - ONPA television contest chairman David Bradford has provided links to the presentations for all.
Organizers of this event should be lauded for their efforts in putting together a first class program. Members should take note that this type of endeavor and volunteerism are what has made ONPA work for many years. There is no paid staff here, you get out of it what you put into it.
Ali Ghanbari - WJW-TV, Cleveland
A Passion with an Artistic Outlet & How to Stay Motivated in Today's News Gathering Environment
Michell Michael - Freelance Solo Video Journalist
Exploring the MMJ Style On Doing it All On Your Own
David Bradford - WJW-TV, Cleveland
Being in the Story Environment & Photo-Essay Storytelling
Andy Hirsch and Jeff Ritter - Reporter and Photographer WBNS-TV, Columbus
Team Work Between Reporter and Photographer
The entire program can be viewed here