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.

happy birthday, america

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on July 4, 2008

ROMPin’ in the park

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 26, 2008

One of my assignments yesterday was to head out to Yellow Creek Park where the ROMP festival will be taking place for the next few days. My goal was to capture something different, something more personal that the paper hasn’t ever covered before. Turns out, the M-I had never covered any of the families that come in in RVs and camp out through the festival. So, I found this lovely family and snapped some pictures of them.






Airport Open House

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 21, 2008

I’ve been feeling a little off my game all morning, so it wasn’t any huge surprise to me that my pictures weren’t as great as they could have been. I got a few good shots of some people in the cockpit of one of the planes, but they refused to give me their names or be featured in any sort of publication. I think that has to be the toughest part of the job… people who hate you just because you’re the media. Or maybe it’s just because I have a nose ring.

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air vert


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!


go, baby, go!

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 14, 2008

Saturday morning I got up at 7 a.m. sharp to drive to Whitesville to shoot pictures at a triathlon. Terrified of how exactly I was going to shoot it, I loaded by 2gb card into my camera, pulled the battery from its charger on my wall, slipped on my flip flops and was out the door. It was an easy and pretty drive and before I knew it I was standing on the dock waiting for the race to begin. With the blow of the horn, the first round of men were off.


After an 800-yard swim, participants ran up out of the lake and up the hill to where their bikes and biking gear was waiting for them.



And last but not least, competitors hopped off their bikes and ran the last leg of the race. At the finish line, families and friends cheered on everyone who ran across the finish line.


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.

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good ol’ golfin’

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 11, 2008

While this certainly wasn’t the PGA tour that Britney got to shoot, it was golf, and it was fun!

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golf 2

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climb time

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on June 11, 2008

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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.


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Lonely days

Posted in Uncategorized by Emily on May 24, 2008

Yesterday there wasn’t as much to do around the office as there usually is, so I found myself lonelier than I have been in my entire stay in Owensboro. It’s not for a lack of meeting nice people, because I’ve met plenty, including Jason Rose:


It’s just a matter of working the city, then coming home to no one. At school I had roommates and friends, and the Kernel on top of all of that. But here… there’s just no one. Oh, well.

I seem to take a lot of pictures of kids. These kids were really cute. They were all dressed up as historical figures, and pretended to be wax statues that would come to life when you pushed a little “button” on the table beside them. Pictured below is Leonardo Da Vinci (right), Ludwig von Beethoven (center) and Elvis Presley (left) and two kids that were walking around viewing the exhibit (far left).