Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Erik Lockhart: Motion

I am currently in the middle of a vacation to the Dominican Republic. These pictures were taken in Higuey and Bavaro Beach respectively. The locals here are mostly very friendly, at least all of the cities surrounding the resorts have these sorts of people. Which is not surprising because tourism provides 75-80% of Dominica's GNP. Several have beamed at the opportunity for me to take their photograph, which makes my hobby much more enjoyable.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008


July 25-26 were the official days of DiversaFest 2008 in Tulsa, OK. I was lucky enough to get credentials to photograph for the festival itself, seeing as how I am not currently employed at a newspaper and would have otherwise been unable to secure a normal press pass. I was generally happy with my results, even though it was crowded and god-awful hot during the entire festival. The top two pictures are of local bands: The Effects (1) & Callupsie (2). The third picture is of Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory, who put on one of the most amazing live shows I've ever seen (and that's saying a lot since I was at Bonnaroo this year!). Enjoy!


I'm in motion this week as I flit between three cities (St. Louis, Mason City, Omaha) with cars and vans full of all my stuff. Here's a shot from the last feature hunting I did for the Post-Dispatch. I met the Dickson family while driving through mid-town St. Louis. The adults had a loud conversation on the porch steps while the kids jumped rope, did flips and ran races across the yard. They were fun.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Michael Bevers: Motion

The first photo was from Texas Motor speedway where I got the chance to shoot from inside the track. The photo is of Dale Earnhardt Jr. as he enters turn 1.

The second is a family friend water skiing on Fort Gibson lake.

The third is of an iron working demonstration near the OSU campus. They were pouring molten iron into a sand mold.
The final photo is from the OSU campus where a couple of cheerleaders were jumping on a trampoline that was set up on the library lawn.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Meet Me in St. Louis

This statue was at the fair

well the original plaster model was, it was cast in bronze two years later in 1906.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Michael Higdon's shadows

It's funny that you guys picked this theme, I was going to suggest it. Here are some photos of The Indianapolis Star basement (former printing press) and some of my favorite shots of this area for a project I'm doing. The first and last one are bracketed composites. These were shot on a tripod with no additional lighting.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Greg Blobaum Shadows

so, a bit late, and with a sub par photo, but meh, so it goes. This is me being artsy, i usually do not do that.

EDIT: and CVK, i expect an entry from you this week. If not, i will track you down.

For those of you not on the email list (but, i think everyone is, unless i am mistaken), here is the email from Mr. Lomneth, at least the part that gives us the assignment. hooray!

"This week there will be two assignments:
-The theme is "postcards from..." - show us where you live, are temorarily living, go on a roadtrip to, etc.
-Get at least one other photog involved with ISO."

Friday, July 18, 2008

Clay Lomneth: Shadows


Sorry I'm late posting, long story.

First one is Jim McMahon from a celebrity golf tournament, second is a portrait of my friend Bridget.

I'll get a judge right away. Nice work everyone.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Erik Lockhart: Shadows

A self-portrait, a Liz portrait, and a bee portrait. I thought about using shots I had that utilized shadows as the main subject, but ultimately decided on these photos in which the shadows enhance the subject.

With this being my first post I'd like to give thanks to Clay for inviting me to this blog on the sole recommendation of Lizzy, why you'd listen to her, I don't know... ;) Anyways, I hope I'll be able to learn from this ISO experience and look forward to all of the great photos ahead of us.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


these photos are from Hartington, in Northeast Ne.

Teresa Prince - In the Shadows

I'm not sure this qualifies for the shootout. I shot these photos two weeks ago, but the story didn't run until last Friday. I'm not sure what the rules are for the shootout. I didn't have much time to shoot this week as I made an impromtu trip to Mason City, IA to interview for a job, I got it! Then I traveled to Bloomington, IL for my cousin's wedding. So this is the best contest entry you're going to get.

In St. Charles, Mo. a pastor's wife named Pat Merold decided that domestic abuse should not be shoved under the rug anymore. Some clergy have a tendency to tell women to work at being better wives and to avoid divorce because marriage is sacred. Merold and her husband deal with the issue differently. They started the Step Up program which gives battered women and their families a safe place to live and helps them find jobs and cars. It's a great program and the women I met who used their services were so grateful. They are away from the abuse and leading new lives thanks to Pat.

"They show the true meaning of Jesus, that's for sure," says a woman who left her husband years ago after he almost choked her son.

"I just love this place, and I can never repay them," another woman said.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vanessa Skocz: Shadows

Consider this my first post to the Shoot Out.  I'm glad I finally had some spare time to be able to post.


Liz Padawer: Shadows

You're getting my post a little early this week - I'll be in Wichita until Thursday and won't have access to my computer before Wednesday's deadline arrives. Just a quick note now that I've started writing: I'm really enjoying being a part of ISO. I love looking at everyone's shots and getting feedback. Great work, everyone!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Guest Judge: Liz Margerum

I told her to be as honest as possible, and she pulled through. Long story short, nobody won. If you have a complaint, remember this whole thing is about feedback, and that's what we got. Here's her comments, sent via e-mail to me.

"While there were some really nice images I didn't see one that screamed America. The dog, the park and the fisherman could be anywhere. The cowboy was nice, but there was too much distortion on his head, he looked a little alien. (Watch out for those wide angles! Don't over use them)
The icecream truck didn't quite work. I wanted to see more of the truck and more of the kids. The little girl in the Liberty outfit, almost worked, but she was almost in the middle of the picture and it looked very posed, but not in great way. I liked the old people, but wish the fireworks were better in the background and I also wish they had a flag or something that said America. The park shot looks like a drive-by shoot, go over and work it more. It really had everything, dogs, kids, fire and cars-- all part of the American Dream, but shooting from across the street is little better than paparazzi! Go work it!
The photo of the man with the stars on his head, had too much of the back of one head, and I couldn't tell if they were hugging, or doing something else.
Overall I didn't see one clear winner.


Thank you Liz for being a guinea pig judge and for the feedback.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Greg Blobaum - America

Clay, if we want to keep with the ISO acronym, we could just call the blog the Intranational Shootout. Just a thought. But, it does not sound quite as cool.


Saturday, July 5, 2008