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I covered my final two Eastern home basketball games Saturday, March 2. Both the men and women faced off against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Lantz Arena. The men came out of of the game victorious, defeating SIUE 61-46.
The women weren’t able to come away with the victory. Eastern lost 62-70 in overtime.
I’m traveling to Nashville to cover the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament today, so there will be more photos coming soon.
Monday’s women’s basketball game against UT Martin was one of the more exciting games this semester in terms of photography. I can usually come away from a game with a few good reaction photos, but yesterday seemed like a gold mine. It’s always exciting covering a game that keeps you on your toes, and I think I came out of the game with some decent photos. After looking at the photos, it also looked like some lights were replaced in Lantz Arena because the lighting was better than usual. For the full story check out Alex McNamee’s story in the Daily Eastern News here.
With only about three more months until I graduate from Eastern, the job hunt has seized me in its clutches, and I’ve found myself going through some of my photos from the past year. As I went through them I realized a few of my favorites never made it to my blog.
For my entire portfolio click here.
My first breaking news event of the year found me as I was working on my resume for my upcoming job search. A structure fire in Mattoon, Ill., was reported just before midnight on Thursday, and within a few minutes a fellow photographer and I were making our way to cover it. This was the first fire I covered since my time in Reno over the summer, and the situations’ atmospheres couldn’t have been farther apart. Sweating in the hot Nevada sun while covering the final stages of a fire was contrasted to the late night January temperatures of central Illinois.
The Eastern women’s basketball team fought against Bradley University Monday night but came up one point short in the final seconds losing 66-65 in Lantz Arena.
The Panthers return to the court Nov. 19 in Lantz Arena against San Jose State. For another view of the game check out Zachary White’s blog, and for the full story head over to The Daily Eastern News.
Football coach Dino Babers led the team to an OVC championship during a season dubbed the New Era by Eastern athletics. Eastern came into their game against Southeast-Missouri State 5-1 in conference play, and claimed the OVC title outright after UT Martin lost to Tennessee Tech. Eastern defeated SEMO 39-20 Saturday at O’Brien Field.
The Panthers have one more regular season game against Central Arkansas on Nov. 17, before they move on to the playoffs.
After my summer in Reno I finally got around to updating my portfolio. Here are a few of my favorite images.
Little Leaguers wait for the Aces starting players to come out of the dugout at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev., Friday, June 1, 2012.
Larry Gunter, of Havik Skwod, hugs one of his coaches before his fight against Isaiah Wright, of Sektion 8 Fight Team, during Ultimate Reno Combat 34 at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday, June 30, 2012. Wright won the fight with a knockout.
Jason Miller, of Lance Creek, Wyo., wrestles a steer to the ground in 11.5 seconds during the steer wrestling section of the Reno Rodeo at the Reno Rodeo Arena Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Reno fire fighters exchange water during a fire in Sun Valley on Chocolate Drive that destroyed two mobile homes Sunday, June 17, 2012.
Out of all the sports I’ve covered this year cycling has proved to be the most challenging. Not because I couldn’t get enough photos, but because I wanted to get something different. I covered The Mighty, Mighty, Tour de Nez on Sunday, July 29, in downtown Reno. I wasn’t able to get any of the quirky races that happened earlier in the day because I was on another assignment, but I got downtown with enough time to cover the masters and pro races.
The challenge for me was to get something other than the riders coming at me or the go-to pan shot. After a few hours and a couple of races I was pretty happy with my results. Unlike some of the other sports I’ve covered I think I can find some cycling events around Charleston.
On Friday, July 27, the body of Jonathan Blunk, a victim of the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting was brought back to Reno. This was the first time I covered anything so closely related to a national story and the first time I covered an event where I encountered so much grieving.
I was told that the Patriot Guard would be escorting the body back to the Mountain View Mortuary along with family, and my plan was to photograph the motorcade as they traveled through one of downtown Reno’s largest parks. After I got my photos there I planned to meet up with them again at the mortuary to get more photos. As with most of my planning it didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped.
Even with all the mishaps I was able to get the photos I needed, and it was definitely a learning experience for situations like this.
Here is an assignment I shot a few weeks ago. It was a Burning Man fundraiser/party called Unity II in Reno. It was held at the Salvagery Reno and raised money for two Burning Man art projects, Pier 2 and Burn Wall Street, and the art gallery at the Salvagery Reno. The party started open to all ages with bands, an open gallery, and a dunk tank. Later it moved inside the Salvagery with dancing and shows on the second floor.