Hunter Thompson Photo & Design

We finally got all three of us together with someone else around to click the shutter. Thanks Sarah! Always the best. 

We finally got all three of us together with someone else around to click the shutter. Thanks Sarah! Always the best. 

Man, seems like forever since I’ve had a sports photo up here!

Man, seems like forever since I’ve had a sports photo up here!

Mike and Andrea {Sneak peak} - Engagements

This was a fun one. Got to shoot one of my Collegian coworker’s sister. Found a new location in Fort Collins. And had the first FREEZING shooting day of the winter. Whew!
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Getting busy! Here is a sneak peak from a wedding this weekend in Boulder. 

Getting busy! Here is a sneak peak from a wedding this weekend in Boulder. 

Collene is Cool

Yep! She sure is. Collene is an old friend from high school who is graduating this year. Earlier this year she come all the way up here to FOCO for a 20 minutes yearbook photo senior shoot. Stands to reason she would need some more! She came up last week to finish up where we left off. Here is the result. 

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SPJ Awards


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Today marks a special day in my photography career. I can now officially take on the title of “Award-winning photographer”. This past weekend, the Society for Professional Journalists announced its “Mark of Excellence” award winners. Of the works entered, I received 5 awards (3 first place, 1 second place, 1 third place). The following are the pieces that won. 

First Place - Online In-Depth Reporting (Notebook to Playbook) with Cris Tiller and Kevin Lytle

Second Place - Photo Illustration (Notebook to Playbook)

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First Place - Photo Illustration (Caitlin Stem)

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Third Place - Breaking News (End of the Standoff

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Tomorrow in The Weekender we are running a feature on Kim Mestadagh, one of the star womens basketball players at Colorado State. Here a is quick, last minute photo I took this afternoon for the sports centerpiece. 

Tomorrow in The Weekender we are running a feature on Kim Mestadagh, one of the star womens basketball players at Colorado State. Here a is quick, last minute photo I took this afternoon for the sports centerpiece. 

Yesterday in the Collegian we ran a special Basketball Preview section that featured both men’s and women’s basketball. With the commotion from our soon to be released “Notebook to Playbook” project and also trying to avoid copying our Football Preview from September, we honestly struggled developing a concept for this project. Finally we settled on this profile and dramatic portraiture. The women and men have different practice times so I had to do this photo shoot twice and make the light absolutely seamless since the players would be layered so close together. Luckily, it printed better than I think anything has this year. That is one problem working for a newspaper: newsprint. It will never capture your work as it looks on a high-res, color calibrated screen. 

Sneak Peak #2

Sneak Peak #2

So this past weekend I went to Moby Arena and shot our Lady Rams volleyball team playing against Nebraska. It was a tough start, losing the first two sets, but we seemed to kick it in high gear by winning the next three sets living us the win. I’d say this was my most successful sports shoot so I figured i’d post a few of my favorites!

Gotta love some High Pass Sharpening… Fall Sports Preview 2011 - Check out The Collegian on Friday for more!

Gotta love some High Pass Sharpening… Fall Sports Preview 2011 - Check out The Collegian on Friday for more!