Posts Tagged ‘assignment’

Joe Paterno

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno walks off the field after his team's 35-17 win over Illinois at Memorial Stadium on the University of Illinois campus Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, in Champaign, Ill. (Herald & Review/ Stephen Haas)

I only covered one Illinois football game against Penn State University back in 2009… looks like I won’t be getting another chance to photograph Joe Paterno. Oh well.

Favorites of 2010

SELECTS 010211

Everybody is posting their “best of” posts full of awesome photos, so I thought I’d share some of my own. I’m not sure if they are my best, but they’re my favorite from 2010. My shift was always loaded with sports but I snuck a few news/feature frames in too… here are my 20 selects […]

Reindeer Ranch


I’ve always wanted to go to Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul, so I quickly put my name in the system when I saw an assignment for a story there. I wish I could have been there during the field trip that the story is about, but I made do with what I had to work […]

Players of the Year

I photographed a few local high school athletes for some of the fall player of the year awards… Maroa-Forsyth’s Gary Scott was the Macon County football player of the year, LSA’s Morganne Criswell was the Macon County volleyball player of the year (for the third time) and Warrensburg-Latham’s Drew Dunn was the soccer player of […]

State Football


Two of our local teams made it to the IHSA state football tournament this year, so I got to freeze my butt off shooting Tuscola in the 1A game and Maroa-Forsyth in the 2A. Both teams dominated all year long, but lost by big margins in the final games. It was the coldest game of the […]

House Fire


Fire photos without fire are challenging… I’ve been to several fire scenes in my time as a photojournalist, but haven’t seen any flames since I started at the Herald & Review almost four years ago. I’m not sure if it’s the fact we don’t have a working scanner in the photo room or the local fire […]

Wet Cement


Somebody drove their car into a 16-inch deep patch of fresh cement in a construction zone a block away from our office last week… sadly, this isn’t the first time I’ve shot something like this in the past few months. I don’t understand how someone can not pay attention to all the barricades, workers and […]

Election Night


Election is always a challenge because it’s a lot of waiting around in poorly-lit rooms. I spent most of my night at Lock Stock & Barrel following Republican candidate Adam Brown around while waiting for the results in his race for the 101st House District. I got some OK shots of him checking the numbers and […]