Posts Tagged ‘location lighting’

"I Gotta Get a Bigger Luggage Cart…" Back from Glens Falls, NY 22•March•10

Packing up my gear at 12:30AM including the Apple 12″ PowerBook, (4) head DynaLite arena strobe kit, (4) digital cameras, lenses, remote mounting hardware, tools, heavy duty extension cords, and Pocket-Wizard kits after four NYSPHSAA Tournament games in the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Yea that’s it, a […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships & NY State Tournament games. March 2010.

aka “March Madness…” Before I could even turn around and catch my breath after last weekend’s work, which began Friday night in helping out a colleague retrieve strobes from a local college gym after his two games, I found myself right in the middle of the craziness at this level of HS playoff basketball competition. […]

HS Basketball Sectional Championships. aka "March Madness…"

Did somebody ask if I wanted to work through this weekend…? This is perhaps my favorite time of year for work, particulary covering sports. It is (finally) the beginning of the high school sectional championship games here in our area. Besides covering marquee events like graduation at West Point, the annual Army – Navy football […]

Chef Carlos Olivares w/ his New Orleans Roasted Duck. Newburgh, NY. 5•March•10

Chef Carlos Olivares prepares his New Orleans roasted duck with cranberry and orange glaze, baby Yukon gold potatoes, Julienne zucchini and carrots, at The Big Easy Bistro at 40 Front Street in the City of Newburgh, NY on Friday, March 5, 2010.  Times Her

Food Photography. *(for me, like riding a bicycle…) I cut my teeth in NYC years ago shooting big cameras on chrome with 4 x 5 cameras and even an occasional 8 x 10 Linhoff while assisting during tabletop food photography shoots in a commercial studio on lower Broadway in Manhattan. Then later in my career, […]

*The making of a meaningful (sports) portrait. Feb. 2010

Eric Culver of New Paltz High School photographed in the pool at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Friday, February 19, 2010. Culver is an Olympic hopeful, qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON_____________________________________________________ *Sometimes you hit a home run. With the bases loaded, in the bottom of the ninth […]

"Hoops du Jour 2009-2010"

Welcome to the beginning of the 2009 – 2010 High School (and college) basketball season. I’ve been waiting for a long time to get back into the local gyms in our coverage area for games and practices. Well, maybe some of them. Others are just plain nightmares and challenges to work in for photographers. Probably […]

10-minute "Quick & Dirty" one light portraits – on location. Aug • 2009

Mary Phillips photographed on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail in Highland, NY on Thursday, August 13, 2009. Phillips is known as the trailkeeper of the picturesque 2.5 mile paved path. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON Yesterday I was faced with cloudy skies most of the day for another outdoor feature assignment for our “Go” section, which appears […]

*A Portrait that just ‘Sings…’ Newburgh, NY 22•July•09

It doesn’t happen often. You never, ever know when everything is going to work precisely as planned. Even visualizing the final image in my head doesn’t always reach this level of simple satisfaction. The few images of orchestral conductor and classical composer Marcus Parris of Worcester, MA and Boston, literally jumped out of the camera […]

"Back to the Ballpark…" 17•June•09

It was kind of fun to return to a pro ballpark yesterday for a minor baseball team’s media day. Even it was only a Class A Short Season team here in our area, The Hudson Valley Renegades. There’s still something nice about arriving to a ballpark or arena when it’s empty, and you’re there to […]

"2009 POTY…" (Player of the Year)

Got the assignment earlier this week to photograph our newspaper’s HS Player of the Year again. Cory Quimby (left) is a repeat winner of the award – and he had the numbers to prove it. I think he averaged something like 27 points / 17 rebounds per night. No way would his Minisink Valley HS […]

"Winding Down…" 2009 HS Player & Coach of the Year portraits.

Well, it’s finally over. The basketball season, that is. After a few days of recovery & a good night’s sleep after my third trip to Glens Falls, NY over the weekend (drove nearly 1,000 miles on three trips upstate the past two weekends) in covering Newburgh Free Academy in the NY State and Federation Championship […]

"Heartbreak in Glens Falls, NY." 03•29•09

The Newburgh Free Academy boys basketball team almost did it tonight. Took Rice HS of NYC into overtime, and lost by two. This team really, really showed a lot of heart and pure guts. It was a pleasure to photograph a lot of their games this season, and be around kids who to the man […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part V – *"Let’s Go to the Videotape…!"

As longtime NY sportscaster Warner Wolff would say, “Let’s go to the videotape…!” After a much needed full day off yesterday, I’m finally getting around to harnessing my thoughts on Friday night’s State Quarterfinal games over in Westchester; including Will Bouton’s heroic heave that gave Newburgh Free Academy their one point win over longtime rival […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part IV – (Game Winner, Buzzer-Beater, Hail-Mary, Holy S#?T…!!!, WOW…!!!)

It was some night…!!! I don’t think I’ve had this kind of excitement in shooting sports since the days when I regularly covered the Knicks, Yankees, etc. while on the pro sports beat earlier in my career. Both of our local teams I covered last night won and now they both advance to the NY […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part III – (The Best Seat in the House…)

Tonight is T-H-E Game! Two of ’em in fact. The hottest ticket in town for HS playoff basketball anywhere in the area. For both Boys and Girls in their NY State Quarterfinal games over in Westchester at Pace University. The two best schools in our coverage area that I’ve been covering all season, Kingston HS […]

MARCH MADNESS! – Part II – (Winding down…)

“Go Early…” 9:15AM. Day #2. Arriving at SUNY New Paltz for the second full day of four Section 9 Championship basketball games in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, March 8, 2009. *I am still winding down from the weekend’s work, which actually all started Friday night after work to help a fellow staffer take down […]

MARCH MADNESS! – (High School Style) March 2009.

“AWESOME, BABY…!!!” I can almost hear famed ESPN sportscaster Dick Vitale doing promos and calling games during the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament. Well a different level of “March Madness” has begun here in the Hudson Valley for me this year. Beginning this week, I’ll be covering 10 HS basketball games, will probably help out another […]

*Another look at last week’s work… 02•09•09

Things kind of worked out pretty good last week, with two big sports assignments, the candlelight vigil for Laura Garza, championship swimming on Saturday, and I wanted to drop in a few images from a job fair for techies up at SUNY New Paltz. It was good to light up the high school gym again […]

"Hoops du Jour" Part II 02•04•09

*(writing on last night’s game): From what I can remember about this image, it was made early in the game last night and made the back page. What REALLY made it sweet was that the Sports Editor at my paper called me at 9:15AM this morning to say how much he liked the photograph. That […]

"Hoops du Jour." 01•08•09

It’s good to be back inside shooting sports again, particularly an early season big game here close to home. Managed to arrive early in a familiar gym, put a few studio strobes on stands in the corners at one end of the court and added a small Canon 550-EX strobe clamped up in the stands […]

"Covering a Murder Trial, HS Sports, & other related stuff…"

BMX racers. High School volleyball & football. And a few other assignments I’ve already forgotten. The past week (almost) panned out as another typical week on the job. Well, not so typical, as I spent three days covering the end of an emotionally charged murder trial, and witnessed the defendant found guilty on all 23 […]

"…You work your side of the street, and I’ll work mine…" – (actor) Steve McQueen as Frank Bullitt.

The Week: September 29th. – October 4, 2008. This has been one those weeks were everything sort of all kept falling into place technically, scheduling wise and esthetically. For making images and stories, it was wonderful. Just wonderful. Started the first part of the work week chasing another homicide story in Middletown, NY, covering everything […]

*"Reds, Yellows, & Greens…" Sept. 2008.

The Work Week – Sept. 2-6, 2008. (or noticing a few unintentional themes once again in my work…) So I’m sitting in my kitchen appreciating the cooler morning breezes, and thinking of how to add a newer post recapping the work week just passed. Started examining the week’s images, and immediately was struck by an […]

Shooting Stock. (or how I spent the Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Aug. 31 – Sept. 1, 2008.)

It was a good weekend to totally relax, get away & be away. Even though I stayed relatively close to home. Concentrated on making personal images starting out on Sunday, and into Monday along the Hudson River. I wanted to of course make something fresh for my stock photography agency, THE IMAGE WORKS. Made it […]