Fall Football Preview Portraits

© Matthew Jonas 2011/Evergreen Newspapers 2011

About 6 months ago our sports editor, Michael Hicks, came to me with an idea for the fall. He wanted to put together a multi-page, pull out section filled with previews for the fall high school football season. I was immediately on board. It has been a long time since we had tackled anything this big. Newspapers with a circulation size as small as ours do not get to work on projects like this often. As everyone is well aware, the newspaper business is a little unstable right now. With that instability comes budget cuts and physical page count and size reductions. Getting a full color, multi-page section is a difficult pill to swallow for most publishers, especially if there is a lack of committed advertising to offset the cost.

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Work From the Workshop

© Matthew Jonas 2011

Whew! My apologies for the lack of new posts lately. I have been busy recharging. Last week I attended the Rich Clarkson Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs. What an experience! Here are a few of the pictures I made on a self-assigned shoot during the workshop. Special thanks to “Billy” Blair for taking time out of racing to shoot a few portraits and for allowing me to strap an unwieldy remote rig to the fork on his bike. I promise I will use a lighter camera next time!

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