Author Archives: Danny Damiani

Favorites from the past few months

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past few months. It seemed like my life revolved around high school basketball for a while so you will be seeing a lot of basketball represented here. I covered some interesting people to start of the year including a master LEGO builder, a 10-year-old with […]

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Working with light

I’ve spent the last month working on, what seems like, an above average amount of portraits at work and personally. One of the biggest learning curves I had to overcome when I started full time at the Herald & Review was learning how to use speedlights to my advantage, especially for portraits. I feel like […]

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Out into the light

After what seemed like an eternity of indoor lighting the Spring sports season finally got here even if the weather doesn’t seem to think so. Here are a few of my recent favorites.

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Fall and winter sports update

The start of October marked the road to IHSA state finals for local high school teams in Decatur. I mainly covered volleyball and football with some cross country sprinkled in. Emotions ran  high with many of the athletes as their seasons came to a close, and I think you will be able to see that […]

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News from the year

Over the course of the year I tend to post more sports photography than anything else here on my blog. Along with the new year I hope to change that with running updates of not only sports but my news assignments as well. Since I started with the Herald & Review in May I have […]

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Fall 2013 High School Sports

Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to experience my first fall season covering high school sports. Most of my nights have been spent at either a volleyball, soccer or football game, and with state finals right around the corner I thought I would gather some of my favorite photos from the season so […]

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Decatur Celebration

I spent the majority of last weekend walking around the transformed downtown Decatur covering Celebration, a large street festival. Over the course of about a week a carnival is set up, stages are put up downtown and vendors gather along the streets. Even though the opening ceremonies got rained out the weather held up for […]

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Best of High School Sports

With the high school sports season quickly approaching in August here are some of my favorite sports photos from my first few months at the Herald & Review.

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The Virginian visits central Illinois

James Drury, of the TV western The Virginian, made a stop in Effingham and Decatur last Friday. I photographed him before and after an appearance with WAND, a local TV station. After taking more portraits in three months than I did in my entire college career I’m starting to get used to the fast paced nature […]

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The Cellist

As my four years at Eastern come to an end tried my hand at producing a more intricate multimedia piece than I’m used to.  I decided to take an independent study during this last semester, and the result was a multimedia piece on a Shannon McElmeel, a cellist at Eastern. The video was put together with three […]

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