I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of Photojournalism. This was taken at a Chicago White Sox Game at US Cellular Field. It was the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend and very hot. This young mother was concerned about her child and kept leaving her seat to take her baby to the shade and let the new father enjoy the game. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.
I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of Photojournalism. This was taken at a Chicago White Sox Game at US Cellular Field. By the end of the game these two had worked it out but certainly for a moment they were talking trash. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.
About six years ago my Daughter moved to Chicago and made it her home. Later this year she will be married at a Chicago Landmark, The Palmer House Hotel. Of course Mom and Dad have traveled there a lot over the last six years and thus I have collected what I think are a few decent images. Later this week we will make another journey to America’s “Second City”. Here are some of the better images and most are available for purchase as prints.
Labor Day weekend usually signifies the end of Summer. Once again, the kids are back in school and traffic and schedules for everyone become more rigid because of it. Even if you don’t have children, you don’t want to get caught behind “the late bus” climbing up the mountain on a two lane road. So here is a video highlighting some fun we had this Summer. To see more images and buy prints or apparel visit my commercial gallery.
I said earlier this week that a Photographer had to give themselves permission to observe people. My wife said this shot was intruding and, yes it is but it honestly captures a moment of human expression. As a photojournalist your image should capture a decisive moment, a human expression or a moment of action. That is the way Henri Cartier Bresson teaches and who can argue with that?
This one is not for sale but you can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial gallery.
There is no better place to observe people than at the baseball park. Each park has it’s unique character and feel from the building and from the people who attend. You can tell that U.S. Cellular Field exhibits the soul of Chicago. I have never been to Wrigley so I can’t compare the two ballparks. The people at The Cell remind me of “my people”, the fans I grew up with at Forbes Field as a youth.The drink beer, eat Kielbasa and love their team. These two look to me like pure Chicago. See other images and buy prints at my commercial site.
In Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field (The Cell) they sell a lot of encased meats…brats,polish,hot dogs etc. On Independence Day they even offered 99 Cent Hot Dogs. However, nothing compares with the sales of Beer. There were more beer vendors than any other sort of vendor and each had their own unique style and distinctive yell. I am sure this guy is very nice but he looks a little crazed, eh? See other images and buy prints at my commercial gallery.
How do you watch a baseball game? I watch the pitcher and try to follow the release to the hitter. I try to follow the pitcher’s motion and the ball. It is hard when the ball is traveling almost 100 miles per hour. As a result though, I have started to the analyze the pitchers form. Each one is different and you see different things if you stop motion and blur motion. Maybe there is a book in this? What did you learn for this picture? Let me know! You can buy a print of this image and see others on my commercial site by clicking here.