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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 covered everything from tornado damage to the daily life of a clown. I’ve posted a few things like Decatur Celebration, but nothing from more of my daily work.

Here are 54 of my favorite news photos from my time with the Herald & Review so far.

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Obama visits Reno

President Barack Obama came into town  yesterday to speak at the VFW National Convention, and after a long week of covering celebrity golf it gave me a chance to photograph my first president. My assignment was to cover him arriving at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and leaving after his speech. I was excited to say the least.

It went much better than I expected and I even came away with a few decent photos of him meeting with a small crowd after getting off Air Force One.

Air Force One prepares to land at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday.

Air Force One moves into position.

President Barack Obama arrives at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

President Barack Obama arrives at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and meets with a crowd before leaving for the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

President Barack Obama shakes hands after he arrives at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

President Barack Obama signs his book “Dreams From my Father” at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday.

President Barack Obama prepares to leave for the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Clouds begin to move over Air Force One as a storm approaches.

 

President Barack Obama waves before entering Air Force One.

Air Force One takes off from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Memorial Day Events

Memorial Day events took over my life for my first weekend with the Reno Gazette-Journal. I had two separate events to cover. My first was the Virginia City Memorial Day parade. This was my first parade since homecoming and gave me something a little bit different. You tend not to see too many cowboys in Charleston.

Doc Durden, of Reno, with Living Legends uses a whip to entertain the crowd as the Virginia City Memorial Day parade moves down “C” street Saturday, May 26, 2012.

Mark Pimley, of Minden, Nev., hands out poppies in support of veterans to those walking down “C” Street before the VFW participates in the Virginia City Memorial Day parade.

Sriman Komaragiri, left, and his cousin Siri Phaneendra watch the Virginia City Memorial Day parade with Komaragiri’s parents.

The second event I shot was a wreath laying ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2012 to honor those who died in service.

Joe Maez, of Reno, walks away from the edge of the Truckee River after finishing the wreath laying ceremony at Rock Park in Sparks. Maez said the placing of the wreath in the river symbolizes a tribute to those who have departed.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Bouchard, of the Damonte Ranch High School Mustang Battalion, stands as part of the color guard present at the wreath laying ceremony at Rock Park in Sparks.

I’m happy with the amount of news that I’m able to shoot with the RGJ. It gives me a chance to get out and test my skills with assignments I otherwise wouldn’t be able to do at Eastern. Some, like the parade, are similar no matter where you go, but I do have some assignments coming up that have really sparked my interest.

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