Fun Prom Stories

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

Prom usually comes and goes without much coverage at the paper. This year was a little different. A group of special needs students from Chatfield Senior High School got free makeovers from a local salon called Tanglz and Co before going to prom. A teacher from Chatfield, who is also a customer, was talking to a stylist about the students and the stylist offered to do hair and makeup for the girls. Making pictures on assignments like this is easy and these types of stories are fun to tell. After covering wildfires and bombs for the last week it was nice to have a change.

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Friday Night Darkness (Lights?)

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

Fall sports started a couple of weeks ago and I have been busy Friday nights ever since. For many of us that means high school football. This is a time of year that I both look forward to and dread. The weather is finally cooling off and the days are becoming shorter. Unfortunately that means that the sun sets earlier and with game times starting around 7pm I am forced to deal with awful stadium lights (hence the phrase Friday Night Lights). This used to mean that I had to break out the flash-bracket-battery-pack-monopod contraption in order to stop action and get a decent exposure. Not anymore. I recently acquired a Canon EOS 7D which I have blogged about here and there. With fast lenses (f2.8 or better) and lower noise higher ISOs, football has become fun to shoot again.

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