Jul 25, 2009

Parking ticket composite illustration

Over the past number of years I have seen some really great composite photography produced by photojournalists and have wanted to do some of my own ever since I saw a post over at 10000words.net. A couple of months ago I heard that one of our reporters was going to do a special report on the parking situation in Winnipeg and I knew right away that this was going to be my first crack at making a composite illustration. Naturally I had a couple of weeks of vacation booked shortly there after and I figured it wasn't going to happen for me. Then when I got back and it had not run yet I got a little excited until I discovered that I would be behind a desk as the photo editor for two weeks while my boss took vacation. Our summer photographer, Trevor Hagan, had been around for part of my brainstorming rants during a ride-along two months ago so I was able to convince him of the idea of making a composite image. I told him all he had to do was shoot it while I would do the post-processing work. He was game. Yay!

Our video editor saw how many images Trevor took and wanted to make a slide show/video of all of them.

Here is the result:

I have learned a great deal by working on this first composite illustration and look forward already to the next one!

Jul 17, 2009

Video of a little golfer that just blew me away

My last assignment of the day yesterday was to go and get a video of this 6-year-old golfer that was turning everyone's heads this past week. Another photographer got the stills earlier in the week, but editors decided that they wanted a video to go with the story for the website.

Here it is... nice ending for the day. Now I'm going to have to deal with my dad as he steps up the introduction of golf to my little three year-old daughter.