Photography

Traveling sports photography in December

December was non-stop travel. Columbus, Cleveland, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Denver… For more than a month straight I don’t think I spent more than three days home at a time. That’s the name of the game, but it certainly starts to take a toll that time of year. By this point in the season the travel […]


Bengals and Steelers Part One in November

The Bengals and Steelers had an infamous trio of meetings in 2015 and they all started on November 1. Pittsburgh was another fun road trip for the Bengals coverage squad of Jim Owczarski, Paul Dehner Jr., Kareem Elgazzar and myself. And for just for good measure, they threw Reds beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans on […]


More Reds and Bengals and Bearcats in October

October brought on more rain. And the final photo I ever shot of Todd Frazier in a Reds uniform. And more rain. The Reds season broke records for time spent in rain delay and I definitely set new personal records for time spent standing in the rain like an idiot. Oddly enough, once the Reds […]


Football is back in September

With the Reds season pretty much an afterthought by September, it was officially football season. The excitement around the Bengals and the Bearcats, including the newly renovated Nippert Stadium, was pretty high. People were ready to move on from all of the talk of Reds trades and get to back to football. The reopening of […]


Cincinnati sports photographer heaven in August

For a sports photographer, things don’t get much better than August in Cincinnati. The second half of the MLB season is in full swing, The Bengals kick off their pre-season, at Western & Southern Open brings the best tennis players in the world to town and college football is just about to get rolling. Along […]


Pay off in July

For all the craziness of June, July was the pay off. Cincinnati hosted the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, the big moment I had been looking forward to since I first accepted my new job at The Enquirer. For a kid who grew up loving and playing baseball and always dreaming of playing in the All-Star […]


Cincinnati heats up in June

May had come and gone pretty quietly. I was really excited to back at it, working full-time in a newsroom and getting re-acquainted with Cincinnati, The Enquirer, my old new co-workers, my new new co-workers, the equipment and just the workflow in general. May was pretty easy and it went by pretty fast. June was […]


A new chapter, back in Cincinnati

In May 2015 I accepted an offer to return to the Cincinnati Enquirer as a full-time sports photographer. I was in a great position at Ohio State University, but an opportunity to return to a city I love and join the staff of the newspaper where I interned during college, and return to the kind […]


Way, way, way late catch up

So this update is incredibly overdue. I left off on here right after I wrapped up my internship with the Columbus Dispatch and was in the process of looking for a job. Well, surprise! I did find one. I haven’t been unemployed and wandering the midwestern landscape for the past two years. In the fall […]


Best of May clips from Columbus

May marked the end of my six-month internship at The Columbus Dispatch. My time there really flew by – like, to a crazy degree. I was disappointed for it to end when it did. I feel like I do my best work in the summer months, and it didn’t get nice outside until my last […]


Best of April from Columbus

The weather finally seemed to break in April. The sun is put later, the trees are green again… this is my favorite time of year to shoot, and thankfully the gray days of winter are gone for at least a few months. I had some fun in April. Miley Cyrus came to town, which made […]


March clips from Columbus

March provided a good mix of photos. The weather started to shape up and it was easier to spend more time outside. The OHSAA basketball playoffs took place and Ohio State’s basketball regular season came to a close. Hockey continued and the Columbus Crew began MLS action. Just like hockey back in November, I shot […]


February clips from Columbus

February was another cold and snowy month. And short. February is always so weird every year. You seem to spend the entire month inside and before you know it, it’s already over and you barely remember what you shot in those three weeks. Looking back February was a big month of sports and portraits. That […]


Best of January from Columbus

January was cold. The coldest. All of that Polar Vortex action came through and brought snow with it. I thought moving out of the Cleveland area would save me from having to shoot and drive in the snow this winter, but apparently I brought it all with me. The winter months are tough in this […]


Best of December clips from Columbus

December was a big month of change. I packed my bags and moved from Lorain, Ohio, down to Columbus. I gave up the title of Staff Photographer at The Morning Journal for an opportunity to intern with the Ohio News Photographers Association’s best photo staff at The Columbus Dispatch. The move seemed kind of crazy, considering […]


November clips from Lorain

November was my last month in Lorain. I took a big leap to leave the full time job I had for a year and a half to take a six-month paid internship at The Columbus Dispatch. I was looking forward to the opportunity to return to a larger market and work as part of a […]


Best of October clips from Lorain

More monthly clip submissions. As it would turn out, October will be my last full month at The Morning Journal. Posting now in my final week in Lorain, it seems kind of crazy that the next time I post one of these monthly round-ups will be from Columbus. So here is my second to last […]


Best of September clips from Lorain

Posting these a little late, but here is the group of photos I picked out from September.


August clips in Lorain

I passed my one year anniversary in July and August turned out to be a month full of deja vu sights and assignments. It’s funny how many things repeat themselves in smaller towns, and on the same weekends every year. It becomes a challenge to come up with something different and not drop in the […]


Best of July clips

Here are the best shots from the month of July. Summer seemed to have flown by this year.


Best of June from Lorain

I really hope to start posting more on this blog in the near future. There have been a lot of changes at work that have resulted in me having more time on my hands and more opportunities to spend more time on individual stories. Hopefully I can get this blog updated as much as I […]


Best of May from Lorain

May was one of the more news-filled months that I’ve had here. Actually, it might be the first one to not be dominated by prep sports. There were some good stories in May, including the arson at Admiral King Elementary that gained wide-spread attention.


Best of April picks

Monthly clips from April 2013.  


Best of March from Lorain

Here are my ONPA monthly picks for March. There’s a good mix in the month’s selections, I think. There was more news than usual, which is a nice change of pace.