USA Softball

USA softball1Team USA pitcher Jennie Finch celebrates with her teammates after pitching a hitless inning against Australia on Sunday during the World Cup of Softball at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Today, I shadowed John Clanton, a photographer for The Oklahoman. John was great to talk to and relieved a lot of my worries about the industry, while at the same time inspired me to s the things that I find interesting.

A lot of times, I feel like I have to shoot for the newspaper. Well, I do have to shoot for the newspaper, but what I mean is that I feel like I need to get a certain type of image. Something standard, basically. I don’t like to do that very often. Sometimes, the standard shot is the best one. But I think that is seldom the case.

This summer, I’ve worked more on shooting so that I will like the images I bring back, instead of trying to please someone else’s eyes. Talking with John reinforced that idea.

After shooting some World Cup softball, we scanned the city for interesting people to profile for John’s feature called “People on Sundays.” We came upon a young family lounging on the trunk of their car on the shores of Hefner Lake. The husband was smoking a cigarette, while the couple’s one-year-old crawled up by the roof of the car. On the lake, a group of people worked on and sailed sailboats. The family’s bright yellow ’73 Impala stood out in the shade of overhanging trees. You can see his post from the evening here.

2 Responses to USA Softball

  1. Jay says:

    Good grief…Finch is huge.

  2. zachgray says:

    Haha that’s nothing. Check this out of her actually pitching!
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/nerdhole/3740904496/

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USA softball1Team USA pitcher Jennie Finch celebrates with her teammates after pitching a hitless inning against Australia on Sunday during the World Cup of Softball at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.

Today, I shadowed John Clanton, a photographer for The Oklahoman. John was great to talk to and relieved a lot of my worries about the industry, while at the same time inspired me to s the things that I find interesting.

A lot of times, I feel like I have to shoot for the newspaper. Well, I do have to shoot for the newspaper, but what I mean is that I feel like I need to get a certain type of image. Something standard, basically. I don’t like to do that very often. Sometimes, the standard shot is the best one. But I think that is seldom the case.

This summer, I’ve worked more on shooting so that I will like the images I bring back, instead of trying to please someone else’s eyes. Talking with John reinforced that idea.

After shooting some World Cup softball, we scanned the city for interesting people to profile for John’s feature called “People on Sundays.” We came upon a young family lounging on the trunk of their car on the shores of Hefner Lake. The husband was smoking a cigarette, while the couple’s one-year-old crawled up by the roof of the car. On the lake, a group of people worked on and sailed sailboats. The family’s bright yellow ’73 Impala stood out in the shade of overhanging trees. You can see his post from the evening here.

2 Responses to USA Softball

  1. Jay says:

    Good grief…Finch is huge.

  2. zachgray says:

    Haha that’s nothing. Check this out of her actually pitching!
    http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/nerdhole/3740904496/

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