Monday, December 19, 2005

The Perfect Picture

Or the Official Sapphoto Christmas Post

I gather moments. I've taped everything from Presidents, to protestors. Perps to the oppressed. I've seen everything from fish to the famous to infamous flash through my viewfinder and onto the tube.

I've captured these snippets for you the viewer from the side of frozen snowy roads to the roiling deck of a fishing boat in 6ft. roiling seas in the gulf of Mexico. I'm no stranger to hanging out of a car window or to manning the risers in an Air Force hangar waiting to hear Hail to the Chief.

In all these instances, I've rolled, snipped, and stitched together stories I've been proud to have hit the air.

Even with all this experience, there is still one subject that eludes me...

Christmas pictures of my children. For example:

Try #1
Try #2

Try #3
Try #4
Try #5
Try #6

Try #7

So what try did I go with?
An impropmtu shot...

And what did I learn??? Anticipating an unexpected moment makes for a better picture than any moment I can stage... And it's less stressful than trying to corral 3 kids!

Merry Christmas!!! May all your moments be perfect!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Video Links

I'm taking my chances here...

I want to add some different content here. My station started putting our stories onto their website several months ago. I've decided to show you the astute readers of this site what kind of work Sapphoto: Live submits to the viewers of the South Bend/Elkhart IN market on a daily basis.

Without further ado, here are the stories I've hammered(mostly my video) out over the past several weeks. These stories were all my morning show topics followed up with packages done for the late shows.(I'm not sure how long the links will remain valid so beware...I will try to update with new stories as they and the time to edit links become available.)

More SNOWWW!!!
More SNOOOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

shivering fido
Dogs being left in bitter cold.

Make sure you decorate safely for the holidays!

Morning breaking news

Don't be too harsh. I know they may seem small town but these are examples of the daily news happening here in Michiana.

If you've got some video you'd like to share please leave a link in the comments either to the video or to your site for others to check out.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Morning Fuel

The hardest thing about working mornings? Dragging my rear-end out of the comfort of a nice warm bed into the chill that is a December morning.

What makes it better?

Pick Me Up