life through a viewfinder

Feature Hunt

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on September 23, 2008

This was the result of my first real feature hunt since I left Owensboro.

shootin’ pool

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 20, 2008

It was raining when I got to work today, so when I was sent out on a feature hunt, I was less than thrilled. Rain means everyone in Owensboro goes inside and shuts the door, and it often feels impossible to find something good. After about a half an hour of driving around in the rain with no luck, I decided to cash in my idea of shooting senior citizens playing pool at the senior center. While this may not have produced the most visually interesting pictures, the stories you hear while you’re with these guys more than make up for the lack of cool, flashing lights and bar background.

pool 1

pool 2

pool 3

feature hunt

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 18, 2008

slide feature

dreams and sunshine

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 17, 2008

If I could choose what I took pictures of every day, I think the majority of my work would be with kids. They just know how to have so much fun!


Working on toning

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 14, 2008

This morning I had a little extra time while I was waiting for the triathlon to finish, so I found a few people and shot some feature pictures. When I got back, I figured it would be fun to try some different tools and things on photoshop, especially since I want to start doing more portrait and studio work to go on top of photojournalism.

girl 2



jerry ellis

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 13, 2008

Yesterday I met a man outside of my apartment who walks his cat on a leash. Today I found him again, and shot pictures of him for the newspaper.






climb time

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 11, 2008

boys 3

On Monday, Ryan rode with me back to Owensboro from Lexington, and yesterday, Tyree drove up to visit me, as well. Just before Tyree got in to town, I snapped pictures of these little boys playing in a tree across the street from my apartment. The picture below is what ran in the paper, though the picture at the top of the post is my personal favorite.


boys 2

rainy days

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on May 29, 2008

My memorial day was spent finding a sports rain feature to make up for the afternoon of canceled baseball tournaments.