A few seasons ago, I had no idea what a swimming medley relay was or, as embarrassing as it is, the difference between a breaststroke and the butterfly.
Luckily, my fiancée had the answers.
Katy Carron may have one of the most obscure high school sports resumes around. A season of cross country. A season of pole vault. A season as a hockey cheerleader. Two seasons of swimming — including competing in the 500 meter freestyle. Continue reading Katy Carron’s sports wild side→
I photographed and attended my first track and field meet ever Saturday. It’s a fun experience, but can be difficult to shoot with multiple events happening at one time and occasionally overlapping each other.
Each spring, the Post-Dispatch compiles a list of scholar athletes from around the region. I photographed Jake Drysdale – a runner and someone who’s working to remove air pollution using nanotechnology.
David Kvidahl’s story explains the details of Drysdale’s background. We met in the late afternoon, a few hours before sunset. I used a single off-camera fill light to make him pop from the background and produce a bright, vivid image.
He brought several of the tools he uses to spray the pollution-reducing solution onto the sign and we used those as props for the portrait.
I was able to attend the Gateway to Innovation conference in St. Louis for the first time this year, thanks in large part to Joe Parker being in London last week and giving me his ticket.
The conference celebrated its 10th year of bringing technology-based innovation speakers and vendors to St. Louis. While the conference focuses largely on the business side of innovative technologies, there was a handful of talks on new tech. and how businesses are implementing it. (My favorite was a talk on Microsoft’s development of an Internet of Things platform.)